Carer with person in a wheelchair








Are you a carer?


Firstly, if you haven’t already let us know that you care for someone. Please let us know at the surgery so we can provide additional support for your needs as a carer.

To access the wide variety of services available to carers in Knowsley, please visit the Knowsley Carers website who support and enhance the lives of unpaid carers in the Borough –


There is also wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.


A guide to care and support

Information for carers and people who have care & support needs.


Caring for someone

Advice on providing care, medicines etc.


Care after hospital

Providing care for people who have been recently discharged from hospital.


Taking a break

Caring for someone can be a full-time job – find out about accessing breaks and respite care.


Support and benefits for carers

Caring for someone can be a full-time job – find out about accessing breaks and respite care.


Work and Disability

Guidance, support and help with employment issues.


Being a Young carer

Advice for carers 18 or under and their entitlement to support


Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.


Benefits for carers

Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role


Benefits for the under-65s

Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.


Benefits for the over-65s

Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.


Carer’s Assement

How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits.


Other benefits

Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring.