Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource
If you provide unpaid care or support to a partner, relative, neighbour or friend who has a physical or mental illness or disability our local Carers Resource can help with confidential support, advice and information. This service is free. Please ask reception for a leaflet or contact direct;
Tel. 01723 850155
There is a wealth of information on the NHS.uk website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
- Benefits for carers
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
- Benefits for the person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- Death and benefits
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Managing someone's legal affairs
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- Other benefits
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
- Personal and household finance
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
- Social fund
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible
Carers Plus Yorkshire
With over 25 years’ experience of listening, supporting, and working in partnership with unpaid family carers. Giving support to people who are impacted by loneliness, isolation and/or reduced confidence. Also offering a Home from Hospital Service, this is a FREE service helping patients make a seamless transition from hospital to home by providing a variety of help and support, as well as giving reassurance and building confidence. The service is available for patients living in North Yorkshire or East Riding of Yorkshire.
As an organisation our vision is ‘to ensure unpaid carers and those we support in the wider community feel listened to, supported and empowered’.