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Carers’ Rights

Are you claiming the Carer's Credit you're entitled to?

Nearly 200,000 carers could boost their future State Pension simply by signing up for Carer's Credit. Find out more

Consistent care and support 

From 1 April 2015, care and support was changed to be more consistent across England, including more support for carers. You can find out more by taking a look at the links below: 

Department of Health - Care and support and you - Care Act Factsheets
Carers UK - Assessments and The Care Act 

As a carer you have specific legal rights and entitlements. Knowing your rights can help you get the support you need. These rights for carers include:

To help you keep up to date with Carers' Rights and other relevant legislation, we've put together a range of useful links below. 

Leicestershire County Council - Information for Carers

NHS Guide to Carers' Rights

Carers UK - Looking after someone - information and support for carers

Carers UK - Policy & Research

Carers UK - Help with Council Tax 

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Support for Carers Leicestershire is funded by Leicestershire County Council. However, we rely on donations to enhance the services we provide for carers in the area. If you would like to support us please contact us.