As an unpaid carer, you could get £67.60 a week if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits. You do not have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for.
If you have been affected by the Coronavirus, you can claim Carer’s Allowance if you provide care remotely during the coronavirus outbreak. This includes giving emotional support over the phone or online.
Contact Numbers - General Enquiries
Telephone: 0800 731 0297
Textphone: 0800 731 0317
Relay UK (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 731 0297
Video relay service for British Sign Language (BSL) users - check you can use this service
Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm
Find out about call charges
To find out more information and how to make a claim, please visit the website at www.gov.uk/carers-allowance
Would you like to know more about the options and opportunities available to you in the local area?
Within our newsletter, we hope that you will find useful contacts, information, and details of support available for Carers within Perth & Kinross and further afield.
Self Directed Support - Scottish Government Funding Extension
An introduction to the complex benefits system for carers with key contacts
Services for independent travel that may help support the person you care for and make your travelling with your cared for a little easier.
free impartial advice service from the Scottish Government, helping householders to cut their energy bills and make their homes warmer.