A carer is any individual aged 16 or over who provides or intends to provide a substantial amount of care for another individual aged 18 or over on a regular basis. However, there are also instances where young people provide a caring role and we can also provide assistance for them.
Below you will see examples of the services that Westminster Adults Services can provide carers and how they go about getting them. There are also links to useful information and organisations.
New - Nominations open at the end of May for our first carers awards, to recognise the thousands of people in Wesminster who care for a family member or friend. Nominate by 5th August 2013.
Information on the help and support available to Carers in Westminster
Information on thesupport and services available to carers in Westminster such as respite care.
Information on the assessment process and how to carry out a self assessment of your needs
Need to contact us? Telephone and Email information as well as how to make a complaint
The carers network can provide you practical advice, access to carer support groups and help with benefits
You may be able to get carer's allowance if you spend 35 hours or more caring for someone.
Just because you are under 18 doesn't mean you are not a carer. Find out more about young carers.
Useful links to information and services that help you enjoy your life while caring for someone at the same time.
Information, advice and support for carers from the NHS.
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