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Financial Support

WHAT WE CAN OFFER

Each case will be evaluated individually, and if all other available options have been explored, one of the following might be offered on a temporary basis:

  •  24-hour home care 

  •  travel costs of a friend or relative who will take over the care 

  •  increase in current day centre provision

  •  day home-care provision – new referral or temporary increase

  •  payment for the carer to go away from the family home – fares to visit friends or family for a break, or a short stay in a hotel, or carer respite provision.

 

Referrals can be made by a professional or by carers themselves.
For more information please call 020 7428 8950 or email referrals@camdencarers.org.uk

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MARY WARD

We work closely with Welfare Benefits experts from
Mary Ward Legal Centre.   

Some of the main issues that are dealt with at the
centre are:

  • Benefit challenges/disputes/tribunals

  • Attendance Allowance, DLA and PIP applications
    and super cessions (ie: when there is a change of circumstance)

  • Housing benefit claims which have been refused
    Please note:

  • The clinic cannot assist with new ESA claims but
    can provide support around disputes 

  • The clinic cannot assist with Carers Allowance
    forms unless with PIP or DLA forms.

If you need any financial advise or support, please call
0207 428 8950 or email info@camdencarers.org.uk.

Please allow as much time as possible for us to support
you with your query.

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URGENT BRIEF BREAKS

What is urgent need?

‘Urgent need’ is where action is required to prevent a situation worsening or harm developing, for example
when a carer: 

  •  has a health crisis or a medical or dental emergency 

  •  is on the point of collapse or exhaustion

  •  has a family emergency – death, accident, etc. 

  •  a household emergency, such as flood or power failure

  •  sudden, unexpected change in the cared-for’s condition or situation.

(Planned events or appointments do not qualify, e.g. planned admission to hospital; outpatients appointments; holidays or social events; on-going difficult situations.)

ONLINE BENEFITS CALCULATORS

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