If you work and also care for someone, flexible working can help balance your responsibilities. We explain your employment rights and how to apply.
Taking time off for emergencies
Learn about your rights if you’re a carer, and have to take time off of work for family emergencies.
If you care for someone, you can arrange a carer’s assessment to find out if you’re eligible for support.
We explain what it means to be a carer and the many ways that the UK’s 6.5 million carers provide help and support.
If you care for someone for more than 35 hours a week, find out if you could apply for Carer’s Allowance.
Benefits for carers
If you are a carer you may be able to claim benefits such as Carer’s Allowance or Carer’s Credit. We explain how to get assessed and what’s available.
Taking a break from caring
We explain the respite care options available, how to choose and pay for this type of care, and the benefits it offers you and the person you care for.
Benefits & pensions
The government provides a range of benefits and allowances for older people. Here, we explain what’s on offer, who is eligible and how to apply.
Concern about driving in later life
We look at the challenges older people face with driving and the alternatives: from cycling and walking, to car sharing and community transport.
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