• Claire Cook

#39 | Results from 8th March

Here are the results from yesterday’s Mobilise Moments poll.


What support do you and the person you care for currently receive?

Graph of results to the question "Do you spend on yourself?" 39% say that they do occasionally, whilst 35% say they only do so when necessary.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, PIP, Carers Allowance and DLA take up the top three spots for support received by our community and the people we care for. With PIP and DLA accounting for 72.6% of us.


Almost half of us receive Council Tax support and/or Employment and Support Allowance. While just over 43% us (or our cared-for) are receiving Attendance Allowance and/or Housing Benefit. These four benefits together, account for over 90% of responders.


11.8% of us are reporting that we receive no financial support at all. For some of us, this may be because we are at the beginning of our caring role, and have not explored the support available as yet. If this is you, our blog 'First steps for getting help and support in our caring role' is a great starting point.

https://www.mobiliseonline.co.uk/post/first-steps-for-getting-help-and-support-with-our-caring-roles


And our online Mini Carers' Assessment and Carers' Allowance Checker are simple ways to get things started.

https://www.mobiliseonline.co.uk/carersassessment

https://www.mobiliseonline.co.uk/carers-allowance


For advice and guidance around what support we may be eligible for, the Citizens Advice Bureau is another great starting point.

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/


And often, our local carers' centres can give support here too. If we're not sure who or where our local carers' center is, then this tool can help.

https://carers.org/help-and-info/carer-services-near-you


Get support in your caring role, contact your local carer centre. Find out who is closest using this nifty tool from the Carers Trust.

If you were forwarded this page and you look after someone, you might like to contribute to a better understanding of unpaid carers. Sign-up for free to take part in Mobilise Moments today.