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Family Information Service - fis@reading.gov.uk

SEND Local Offer - localoffer@reading.gov.uk

Adult Carers Advice & Support - dos@reading.gov.uk

Carer's Allowance

Carer’s Allowance is the main benefit for carers. If you are looking after someone for 35 hours a week or more, you may be eligible. The carer does not have to be related to, or live with, the person they care for.  https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance

A carer can claim Carer’s Allowance if they meet certain criteria, to find out more visit https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/eligibility for full eligibility criteria and how to calculate your earnings.

Carers allowance can affect other benefits, to find out more use the following link https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/effect-on-other-benefits

To make a claim for carers allowance go to https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/how-to-claim

General enquiries
Telephone: 0800 731 0297
Textphone: 0800 731 0317
Relay UK (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 731 0297
Video relay service for British Sign Language (BSL) users - check you can use this service

Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm

Page reviewed September 2021