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Personalised care and support can help you to live more comfortably and independently. Getting help at the right time can help improve your quality of life and allow you to continue enjoying life, plan ahead and make choices that are right for you.

Carer’s allowance is paid to people over 16 and who spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone with substantial care needs.

As a carer you may be entitled to a Carers assessment. It is carried out to see what support you might be eligible for, to help you look after yourself and the person you care for.

This fund is available for carers to take breaks and opportunities that give them choice, independence and control to improve their health and wellbeing.

Information about looking after a friend or relative.

Many people (adults, young carers and children) do not see themselves as carers, but rather as family members or friends, and do not realise that they may be able to get financial and practical help from the City Council, health services and voluntary organisations.

Palliative care is a term that is used when someone is supported through a  serious progressive illness. It also includes care for their families.

This article explains the services that are available for people with a learning disability or autism.