Carers Advice

COVID 19 Support

Solihull Council, in partnership with Carers Trust Solihull, have set up an emergency fund to support family carers struggling during the Covid-19 crisis.  

The fund, which is being administered by the Carers Trust Solihull, is for unpaid/family carers who are at the point of crisis and need help with essentials when no other solutions are available.  The fund will be capped at £250 per carer and may also be accessed by young carers supporting family members who require items such as learning resources or access to internet-based support groups.

CLICK HERE for more information and to apply.

Solihull Carers

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 0121 788 1143

Website: www.carersuk.org

NHS Links

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know via the online form below - we may be able to help you.