Carers Support Payment – Are you eligible?

Do you care for someone?  Have you heard of the Carer’s Support Payment?  The Carer’s Support Payment is a single payment of £250.  It is for unpaid carers to spend on themselves, for example to maintain health and wellbeing, or for a short break from caring.

You can apply if you are an unpaid carer, at least 16 years old and not at school, who is providing substantial and regular care for a partner, friend or relative.  The person you care for must be:

  • an adult aged 16 or over
  • eligible for adult Social Care Services
  • receiving Attendance Allowance or Disability Allowance middle rate care component or Personal Independence Payment daily living component
  • living in Edinburgh

 If you think you’re eligible – call Social Care Direct on 0131 200 2324.  You will be asked a few questions and a form will be sent out for you to fill in and return.  Carers have until 28 February 2015 to apply, but be quick because there is a limited fund for this payment and applications are based on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and payments can’t be guaranteed.  So get your application in and good luck!


About David Macnab

A learning and development professional whose mission is to help people be the best they can be. Specialise in leadership development. I also support people through coaching, counselling and mentoring. I value authenticity, honesty, loyalty and integrity. These are my core values. I have been worked for over 30 years as a manager and leader in both private and public sectors. I have practical experience in dealing with a range of issues with an empathic ear. Sport, politics, music, travel – so many things I enjoy. Life is for living. Enjoy every day – don’t let fear get in your way as change comes along. As the Macnab clan motto says – Let fear be far from all.
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