You care for a loved one, you have joined an army of millions of carers in the UK. So, what next?
Register with NEWCIS
By registering with NEWCIS you can access our services, attend our carer groups, training courses and events and be kept up to date with the latest news from the network via our quarterly newsletter.
This could be another family member, a friend or neighbour. The understanding and support from people close to you is important.
Talk to NEWCIS
We have a Wellbeing Officer on duty from 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday via telephone and email. They can provide tailored information and support to your individual caring circumstances.
Get a benefits check
Check you are receiving the correct benefits with a benefits check. Your local Citizens Advice Bureau can do this.
Get condition specific support
Contact organisations who provide specific condition support for the person you care for. Visit information source DEWIS, take a look at our list of useful organisations or speak to us.
Tell your GP
NEWCIS can inform your GP that you are an unpaid carer. Your GP may be able to offer you a flu vaccination, carer health checks and flexible appointments due to your caring role. It is important you speak with your GP as they can help you to access services.
Plan for an emergency
Carers Emergency Card
This free of charge card gives you peace of mind when out should something happen to you. Should an emergency or accident happen, by carrying this card it will let emergency workers and others know that someone relies on you as a carer. The card provides spaces for emergency contacts, for example family or friends who can help.
Carers Emergency Plan
It is important you take the time to do some planning in case of an emergency, this could be having a bag packed if you have unexpected hospital admissions, or an easy to find document with important information about your cared for. You know best what would help if you were unable to care for your loved one unexpectedly. NEWCIS have created an Emergency Plan which will help you compile all this need-to-know information. Download yours today.