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Support available to all carers

​As a carer you can choose which services you use.
Lewisham is in National lockdown: Stay at home restrictions

Find out about the COVID-19 restrictions.

These include:

What you need to think about

Before you choose support it is important that you think about how your caring role affects your wellbeing and about any advice that you need in relation to:

  • financial support: carer's allowance, carer's credit, tax credits, benefits and independent financial advice
  • practical support: cleaning, laundry and gardening services
  • health: any health needs and long term health conditions
  • social: help you may need with the caring role.

The NHS and third-sector organisations, including AGE UK, produced the guidance document below for carers, especially those who are aged over 65, or are new to their caring role.