This section deals with the help you can get for yourself as a carer.

Find out how to request a Carer’s Assessment from the council to make sure they know how much you’re doing in your caring role and how it’s affecting you.

Learn about the personal budget for caring that you may get as a result – extra money from the Council to help you look after yourself and the person you care for.

Find out about the Flexible Breaks Fund – a grant that many carers can apply for to do something special for themselves – as well as other opportunities for carers to have a break.

And find out information a great series of books for carers, available through Islington Libraries.