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Caring for someone

If you look after someone who cannot manage without your help because of age, illness or disability ... If you give, or plan to give, someone regular and substantial amounts of unpaid care ... then you are a carer - and you are not alone.

This category provides information on practical and emotional support for carers. Services may be provided by individuals, voluntary organisations, private companies or Walsall Council. While some are free, others have to be paid for, so it is always worth checking to make sure you are getting all the benefits you are entitled to. If you would like some help with this, go to the 'Advice, information and money matters' section.

You can also visit Walsall Council's web pages for further information on support available.

Useful Information

Care Act 2014 - Fact Sheets

The Department of Health has issued a series of factsheets to accompany Part 1 of the Care Act 2014. They provide an overview of the Care Act and the duties and powers local authorities will have in the future:

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