Carers

Carers

Are you a Carer? If you are you'll be pleased to hear that you are not alone, but one of a dedicated team of people in Nottinghamshire who help and support family, friends and neighbours and don't get paid for the work they do, although some people qualify for Carer's Allowance.

Broxtowe Borough Council do not provide a carers information service, however Nottinghamshire County Council do and can carry out an assessment of the needs of the person that a Carer is looking after. It can provide practical support through direct services such as care at home, day services, or direct payments for support services.


What is a Carer?

A Carer is someone who looks after someone else, without payment. This could be a friend, neighbour or relative who cannot manage on their own because of frailty, illness or disability.

The term "Carer" does not include care worker or anyone who is paid to look after someone. It also does not include volunteers and foster carers.

The term "Carer" also includes young carers and parent carers.

By young Carer we mean carers who are under the age of 18. The person they look after is often a parent, but can be a brother or sister, grandparent or other relative.

By parent Carer we mean a parent of a disabled child. Parents will often see themselves as a parent rather than a Carer, but their child will have additional care needs and may be entitled to additional services.

Please contact Nottinghamshire County Council for further advice.


Contact

Nottinghamshire County Council
tel: 0300 500 8080