Financial support for carers

If you're an unpaid carer, you may be able to get financial support to help you with your caring duties.

Carer's Allowance

You may be eligible for a Carer's Allowance if you look after someone.

You can find out if you're eligible for Carer's Allowance and make a claim on GOV.UK.

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Carers assessment

A carer is entitled to a carer's assessment.

The Care Act 2014 requires that Suffolk County Council check your Nationality or Immigration status as part of the eligibility assessment. This means collecting documentation from you which is securely stored.

The carer's assessment will be arranged by the local authority where the cared for person is ordinarily resident. This also includes looked after people who maybe homeless.

The assessment will find out if you're eligible for funded support from us to help you with your caring duties.

You can find more information on our carers assessment page.  

More financial support for carers

To find out what other financial support may be available, you can visit:

Help for unpaid carers who are employed

As a family carer, you have rights at work.

Many websites offer advice on combining work or study with your caring role. These cover information on your rights at work, flexible working, support at work, and returning to work or study.

You can visit the following websites for more information.