Carer scheme will be extended to 2015

Nottingham County Hall
Nottingham County Hall

A support service for carers, worth more than £82,000, is to be extended for another year.

It was approved this week by Nottinghamshire County Council’s and will help provide faster support and advice service for local carers.

It followed a survey of carers which revealed that a third of respondents found that information was difficult to find.

Team members have so far carried out 681 carer’s assessments to identify their needs and establish if they are eligible for a one-off personal budget of £150 to £200.

Carers needing help or information should contact the council on 0300 500 80 80.