Carers Hub is a new partnership of three local charities and local authority assessment staff, who have joined together to create a focal point for unpaid carers, to get information and support they need.
Carers Hub aims to improve the quality of life of carers in Brighton & Hove by offering a wide range of services and comprehensive local resources for carers of all ages.
Having the right information at the right time can make a huge difference for the carer and the person they care for. This section contains a collection of services and useful resources for Young Carers, Adult Carers and Professionals.
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Under the Care Act you are entitled to a carer’s assessment where you appear to have needs, this matches the rights to an assessment of the person being cared for. You will be entitled to support if you meet the national eligibility criteria.
The person you care for is entitled to a ‘needs assessment' if they appear to have needs for care and support.
Carer's Allowance is money for people who spend at least 35 hours a week providing regular care to someone who has a disability.
Carer's Allowance (CA) is paid at £62.70 a week. The amount paid is usually increased each April. You don’t have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for to get Carer’s Allowance. You can qualify for Carer’s Allowance whether you are in or out of work, but you must not earn more than £116 a week.
Carer’s Allowance does not depend on national insurance contributions and is not means-tested – in other words not based on your personal income or savings – but earnings may affect your entitlement.
Go to Turn2Us to find out how to claim Carer's Allowance.
From time to time all carers need a break from caring. There are a number of ways that this can be organised. By going through a need assessment process for the person you care for and a carer's assessment for you, the local council will be able to advise you on the range of respite services available. Charges for services will be dependent upon the financial situation of the person you care for and this will be explained to you during the assessment process.
Take a look at the local council's website if you would like to have more information about breaks.
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