Downloadable Publications from Carers UK
New to Caring - An essential booklet to help those who have recently become a Carer. Contains advice from experienced carers and covers all the basics that one needs to know about the financial, practical and emotional aspects of caring â€“ and the range of help available.
An employees guide to work and caring - This booklet helps employees to minimise the stresses of balancing paid work with caring. It also helps carers prepare to return to work. (Includes a 4 page pull-out section to give to your employer).
NB: If you are downloading this booklet, you must also download the April 2008 update
How do I get help? Carers' assessments made clear - This booklet looks at how you can get practical help with looking after someone. It includes information about your right to a carers' assessment.
Balancing life and caring - Information to help you have a life outside of caring. Includes work, learning, and leisure.
Taking a break - Everyone needs a change and time off occasionally. This is especially true for carers. This factsheet looks at what help is available to help the carer get a range of breaks, including holidays and short breaks as well as implications for benefits.
Looking after someone: a guide to carers' rights and benefits 2008-9 - This guide sets what rights carers have and how they can get financial help, practical help and help with combining work and caring.
Benefits for Carers - An overview of how the benefits system works, help to work out which benefits carers can claim and how to do it.
Carers Allowance and the Carer Premium - Carer's Allowance is the main state benefit for people looking after a family member or friend who is ill or disabled. The Carer Premium is an extra amount of money included in the calculation of Income Support, and other benefits.
NB: If you are downloading this factsheet, you must also download the April 2008 update
When caring comes to an end - This booklet is for carers who are experiencing significant change in their lives. It outlines the support available and the steps you can take to help you through each situation.
The booklet is divided into three main sections:
â€¢ When the person you care for moves into residential or nursing care
â€¢ When the person you care for dies
â€¢ Life after caring
Each section covers relevant information about benefits, as well as looking at the practical support available and where to go for more help. There is also a section at the end of the booklet with details of other useful organisations and services.