Financial support for carers

Carers may face financial costs when they are caring for someone with a life-limiting illness, but there is help available.

If you need advice, please contact the Trust’s Carers Co-ordinator on 028 2766 1392.

Other sources of advice

Carers Allowance Unit , Benefit Enquiry Line, Disability and Carers Service, Pension Service, Advice NI (independent advice service).


Employment rights 

You may be feeling unsure about whether to stay at work, leave or return to work. You may be self-employed and wondering if you can run a business and be a carer. Remember, you can take your time when making these decisions.

Speak to organisations that can give you independent advice. Having as much information as possible about your rights, who can support you and the options that are available to you is invaluable.

You will also find that speaking openly with the person you are caring for can help. They may surprise you with their thoughts on the situation. Many patients see that work is something that provides carers with a release from their caring role. Whatever you decide to do, make sure it is the right thing for you as well as the patient.


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