Carers

Are you a Carer ?

Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or suffering from a mental illness?

We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring without help or support. We know that carers are often ” hidden ” looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day-to-day tasks and may not see themsleves as a carer.

Caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24 hour role that can be very demanding and isolating for the carers. Carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefist and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much.

As a carer, you are entitled to have your needs assessed by Adult Care Services, this is the chance for you to talk about your needs as a carer and the possible ways help could be given. It also looks at the needs of the person you care for. There is no charge for an assessment

If you are a carer, please ask at reception for a Carers Identification and Referral Form which you can complete to let us know about your caring responsibilites