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Adult social care – information for carers

Information about the support and benefits available to you as a carer. 
Can't find what you're looking for or worried about someone's safety?

Contact Lewisham Council.

Am I a carer?

​If you help another person who needs support to live in their home then you may be a carer.

Support for carers

Support available for carers and how to find out if you're eligible.

Benefits and allowances

See what benefits and allowances there are for carers, and how to find out if you are eligible.

When you suddenly can't care for someone

Information about what to do if you suddenly can't care for someone who depends on you.

Information and support for young carers

Learn about services and support for young carers who live in the borough.

Carer assessment

If you're caring for another adult, our online carer assessment will help you identify your support needs.

Could you care for a vulnerable adult in your home?

​Shared Lives is an alternative to residential or in-home care for disabled adults and older people.