Carers - Paid and Unpaid

Carer Notification Form

Do you look after a family member or friend who is unwell, disabled or frail?

If so please complete this form on the link below. Once you are added to our list of carers (paid or unpaid), we will know about your busy life as a carer, which can affect your health.

For more information on being a carer please visit - 

Carers UK

Here to make life better for carers

20 Great Dover Street
London SE1 4LQ

t: 020 7378 4999


w: www.carersuk

NHS Links

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Finance & Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring


Carers Rights Day 2023

For all carers, 

Carers Rights Day aims to make sure you are aware of your rights, where you can get help and support and to raise awareness of the needs of carers, generally.  

Shropshire Carers Support Team are holding events across Shropshire. Read on to find out more, plus Telford Carers is also hosting a Carers Rights Celebration focused on providing information and guidance from agencies working with people living with dementia and their carers. Please see poster attached and below.

Oswestry Event
Thursday 23 November - 10am – 12.30pm (See the attached for more information about the event and supporting flyer)

Oswestry Library, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry, SY11 1JN
Recognising and supporting carers in the community – for all carers - Speakers on ‘Social care funding and how to ensure your personal monies are best utilised’ and ‘Your rights to a carers assessment’.  A Carer Support Practitioner will be on hand for support and guidance.
Bridgnorth Event
Thursday 23 November - 10am – 12.30pm (See the attached for more information about the event and supporting flyer)

Bridgnorth Library, 67 Listley St, Bridgnorth, WV16 4AW 

The library is being opened exclusively for carers to come along and watch the live stream of the Oswestry event. A Carer Support Practitioner will be on hand for support and guidance.

Shrewsbury Event
Friday 24 November - 10.30am – 3pm (See the attached a supporting flyer for more information)

Shrewsbury Market Hall, Claremont Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1HQ

We are holding an information stall in the market hall. We would love to see you, chat with you about what your entitled to, what you need, what support is available etc. Just come along.
Please book your place for the Thursday sessions by telephoning Shropshire Carers on 01743 341995 or email: Just come along on the Friday.
We also work closely with Mobilise who have information on your rights on their website