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Being a carer

Do you provide help and support to a family member, friend or neighbour who couldn't manage without your help? If you do, you are a carer.

In April 2015 care and support changed for the better. Under the Government’s Care Act, carers had their rights put into law for the first time, allowing them to get the support they need for their own wellbeing.

How to get support from us

How to tell if you are a carer
Getting a carer’s assessment
Online carer's assessment

Allowances, benefits and legal rights for carers

Apply online for carer's allowance
Caring and working: Your legal rights

Services for carers

Carer's breaks: So you can take time out from caring
Carer's direct payment: A one-off award for carers in need

Resources for carers

Care and support for the person you care for
Buses, parking and transport for carers
Local concessions for carers
Carer health and wellbeing
Luton Adult Community Learning: get into learning
Local adult training and education

Young carers

Are you a young carer? 

Have your say about local services for carers

Carer’s Partnership Board
Luton Learning Disability Parent and Carer’s Forum


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