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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice


Welfare benefits

There are a number of welfare benefits that can help you and the person you care for including:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer's Allowance
  • Carer's Premium/Pension Credit and Pension Guarantee

Benefits calculator

Apply for benefits online

Council tax discounts

You may be eligible for a council tax reduction if you are an unpaid carer and live with the person you care for.

There may be a disabled band reduction available.

When your caring role changes or ends

The Department of Work and Pensions need to know that you are no longer a carer if you have been receiving Carer's Allowance.

If you were getting a Council Tax discount because of your caring responsibilities, remember to let us know that your caring responsibilities have ended. If you're living alone, you may still be entitled to a single occupant's discount (25%) on your bill.

You may be entitled to welfare benefits if you are not in employment or unable to return to work.

Money management

We have further information about help with managing your money including debt management.

Financial care planning

Advice on planning to meet your own care costs.


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  • express your views and concerns
  • access information and services
  • explore choices and options
  • defend and promote your rights and responsibilities

Advocacy support services can be found in our service provider directory.

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