Do You Care for Someone?

If you look after your partner, a relative or a friend who needs help because they are ill or disabled, then you are a carer. You may have looked after someone for a long time without ever thinking of yourself as a carer.

Are You a Carer?

If you look after your partner, a relative or a friend who needs help because they are ill or disabled, then you are a carer.
You may have looked after someone for a long time without ever thinking of yourself as a carer.

Your Rights as a Carer

As a carer, you have certain basic rights;

  • A carer's assessment
  • Request flexible working from your employer
  • Receive financial support through Carer's Allowance
  • Have your views taken into consideration by social services when they are deciding how best to meet the needs of the person you care for

You may also;

  • Receive assistance with practical help at home, counselling to deal with stress and information about local support groups
  • Arrange respite care to give you a break

 

If you are a carer, would you kindly register with the receptionist and we can add your contact details to our records. Contact:

 

Lincolnshire Carers Service
Lincolnshire County Council's Customer Service Centre and Carers FIRST working in partnership to deliver the Lincolnshire Carers Service
Tel: 01522 782 224
CarersService@lincolnshire.gov.uk

 

Every-One - making wellbeing personal
Tel: 01522 811582
hello@every-one.org.uk

 

Carers First
Tel: 0300 303 1555
info@carersfirst.org.uk

 

Lincolnshire County Council Young Carers Team
Tel: 01522 553 275
(Young Carers under 18)
youngcarers@lincolnshire.gcsx.gov.uk

 

Out of Hours Duty Team
Tel: 01522 782 333