Personal budgets and direct payments to support you as a carer

We know that friends or family members who care for their loved ones can sometimes need support themselves.

How to apply

Carers who meet the threshold may be eligible to get a personal budget, which is an amount of money from the council to purchase support.

Wellbeing payment

Following a carer's assessment, carers who do not meet the eligibility threshold but can demonstrate caring has a significant impact on their wellbeing may be eligible for a one off direct payment of up to £250 to support them in their caring role.

Further information

Find out more about personal budgets and direct payments.