Carers and Direct Payment Act (Northern Ireland) 2002 - How does this affect you?

If you are a carer in Northern Ireland, your rights are protected by the Carers and Direct Payment Act 2002. This legislation covers employment rights, the right to an assessment of your needs and access to direct payments from Health and Social Care Trusts. Find out more at NI Direct.

Am I a carer?

You are defined as a carer if you are 16 or over and provide substantial care on a regular, informal basis to someone aged 18 or over.

Who can help me find out more?

The Royal British Legion offers support and advice to Service and ex-Service personnel with a range of topics, including care and independent living. Get in touch with The Royal British Legion for help.

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