Carers Advice

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know via the online form below- we may be able to signpost you to services and support. 

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

Carers Bucks Hospital Team

The Carers Bucks hospital team covers four hospital sites – Stoke Mandeville, Amersham, Wycombe and Wexham Park - supporting carers and their loved ones with information and advice relating to the hospital setting. 

We liaise closely with NHS teams and social care assessors throughout the hospital stay and subsequent discharge assessments

Once a carer is registered with Carers Bucks, they receive ongoing support from the wider Adult Carers service, covering the full range of issues from managing their caring role, finding support, to money and legal matters. 

We also offer online support groups and information workshops which are highly regarded by those who attend.

 

To make a professional referral online: https://carersbucks.org/professionals/make-a-referral/

Or call us: 0300 777 2722 Monday – Friday 0900-1700.

More about our service: www.carersbucks.org and https://carersbucks.org/services/hospital-work/

NHS Links

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