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

If you look after someone, you may be eligible for a Carer's Allowance of £66.15 a week.

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

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Carer's assessment

As a carer, you're entitled to a carer's assessment from your local authority (Suffolk County Council). 

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 carer's assessment page.  

More financial support for carers

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

Help with work

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: