Help with becoming a paid carer for a family member

I gave up my job last June to care for my mum in law to help her recover from colon cancer.

She was due to have further treatment in March this year, but due to Covid this was delayed and her condition is now not suitable for any further treatment.

She has no physical symptoms, but is very affected mentally.

This means that I am no longer able to look for work and as she needs me to look after her.

She is able to pay for me to do this, but I have no idea about how to set this up.

If anyone can help that would be great. Thank you.

Hi Liz

Welcome to the forum, sorry to hear about your Mother in law.

I would suggest you call our helpline in the first instance - 0808 808 7777 from Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm or email They will be able to tell you what you could do and also advise you on anything else you may be entitled to.

Best wishes