Juggling work and caring responsibilities can be challenging, stressful and time-consuming. Carers Northumberland can support you to manage these responsibilities whether you are working full time, part time or self-employed. All carers have rights, and there are options for you to consider that may make balancing working and caring easier, such as:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Home working
  • Job sharing
  • Taking a career break

Changes in your work pattern and income may impact upon benefits that you receive or are eligible to claim.

Carers Northumberland can give you information about your rights and options, and help you get advice about benefits.

You are entitled to a Carer’s Needs Assessment – this is designed to give you the opportunity to discuss how your caring role is affecting your everyday life, including the ability to work if you choose. You can request a Carer’s Needs Assessment from Adult Social Care, even if the person you care for has no involvement with them. If  would like some informationt Please contact our Information services either by email on info@carersnorthumberland.org.uk or 01670320025