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For the last two months, we’ve started a new feature on social media. Every Wednesday we’ve posted a question we often hear from carers, along with the answer and some resources on where you can find more information. Here’s a roundup of your carer questions – answered:

1. Should I tell my GP surgery I’m a carer?

To find more information about registering as a carer at your GP surgery, read more here. 

2. Can I get support for my child if they are a carer?

Our dedicated Young Carer website here has information and advice around referrals, support and more for parents and children aged 5 – 16. For 16+, go to our Young Adult Carer website, here.

3. Where do I start if I’m new to caring?

Find our new carers guide here. We also have information articles in our info hub that can help you.

4. How can I prepare for an emergency as a carer?

Find more about the Carers Emergency card here.

5. I need help with finances, but where do I start?

Find out what benefits you may be entitled to, how you apply, and more financial advice on our info page here. 

Have a question you’d like us to answer, or maybe a question you know the answer to but perhaps would have found it helpful to know when you began caring? Head on over to our Facebook page and drop us a message with your question, we’d love to hear from you.