This intervention is about ensuring that carers have access to advice, information and support on issues such as benefits and other financial matters which could help them avoid being financially disadvantaged as a result of their caring role.
Related practice examples:
Depending on the needs and wishes of local carers, the methods for delivering Money and Benefits Advice can include:
- help with managing finances
- support for carers and families with benefits applications / appeals.
This is not a prescriptive list of the services required for each area, but the practice examples can be used to inspire ideas about creative and inventive ways to meet the outcomes of the National Carers’ Strategy
Following the links above will give you a brief outline of each project or service, as well as detailed information and advice about the practicalities of developing and running a similar service.