Confidential welfare benefit service
As a carer you may be entitled to government benefits and allowances to help you continue in your caring role or to cover some of the extra costs associated with caring. You can contact our welfare benefit advice service to discuss your eligibility for benefits or to help you make an application.
A benefit check takes no more than 10 minutes, is totally confidential and free of charge. During the last financial year, 1,488 welfare benefit checks were undertaken by our staff. This resulted in 1,002 benefit forms being completed and a massive £3.1 million in welfare benefits being gained on behalf of carers and their families. Our staff can also support carers if they feel a benefit decision made by the Department for Work and Pensions is wrong.