Are You a Carer?
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
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
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