Are You a Carer?
COVID 19 vaccine - the JCVI advises that carers are in receipt of a carer's allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill
Due to the high demand of people requesting the vaccine as a carer the hospitals can not facilitate this service. You can book a vaccine through your trust carers co-ordinator via the following email addresses.
Belfast Trust : CarerSuppSvcs@belfasttrust.hscni.net
South Eastern Trust : firstname.lastname@example.org
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