Inform your GP that you care for someone else

By informing your GP that you are a carer they will be better able to understand that you have this responsibility and be able to guide and support you with this responsibility in mind.

Applying for Benefits:  Carers Allowance

If you spend 35 hours a week or more supporting someone you maybe entitled to a benefit to help cover some of the extra costs.  This could be for washing and cooking, taking the person you care for to a doctor’s appointment or helping with household tasks, like managing bills and shopping.  For information:  Carer’s Allowance – GOV.UK and Carer’s allowance | Age UK

Support in applying for benefits:

Age UK Sheffield – Call:  0114 250 2850
Citizens Advice Sheffield Call:  0808 278 7820

Register with the Sheffield Carers Centre:  Call 0114 272 8362

Sheffield Carers Centre is a key organisation who can help to support you whilst you are supporting your person with dementia.  They offer:

To Register with them:  Either discuss this with a professional already supporting you such as a Dementia