Get the benefits you are entitled to

Carers Allowance

You could get £67.60 a week if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits. You do not have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for

You could get Carer’s Credit if you’re caring for someone for at least 20 hours a week.

The government provides advice about benefits and financial support if you are caring for someone: https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/help-for-carers  You will also find information about other benefits on this page

Council Tax Relief

If you are a carer living with the person you care for, see if you can claim a carers discount.

Luckily in Oxfordshire we’ve got the Oxfordshire Specialist Advice Service (OSAS)

OSAS provide a dedicated telephone advice line and email service, to answer all your queries around benefits, money advice, budgeting and welfare issues.

Give them a call: 01865 410660 or email advice@oxfordshiresas.org.uk.

Want to get involved?

You can get involved with Carers Oxfordshire, if you have some time to spare then volunteering as a befriender might be of interest.

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