Do you need to speak to someone?
Our dedicated support line is open from 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday
How can we support you?
Offer of home visits to talk through your situation face to face, or arrange another convenient location.
We focus on you and help reduce the stress of caring by:
- Giving information and advice
- Providing emotional support & time to talk
- Guiding you through the ‘red tape’ of authority
- Helping to maximise your income
- Signposting other appropriate organisations
- Providing information and practical support with training, volunteering & employment
- Giving you an opportunity to meet other carers at our coffee and peer support groups
- Support to complete Carer Assessment
- Develop an emergency care plan
Who are Adult Carers?
An adult carer is a person over 18 who is unpaid and looks after or supports someone who needs help with their day-to-day life due to reasons such as their age, a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse. Caring round the clock or for just a few hours a week, in their own home or for someone at the end of the motorway.
What issues do Adult Carers face?
- Struggling to keep a normal home routine
- Feeling overwhelmed by all the different agencies they have to deal with.
- Struggling with their own ‘wellbeing’, mental health or physical health and have no time to go to the doctors.
- Affects the relationship with partner and family members.
- Identifying triggers to anticipate and prevent crises
- Struggling to manage their caring role alongside paid employment/childcare responsibilities
- Find it difficult to take a break from caring
- Find it difficult to socialise and keep up with friendships
Caring for somebody with learning disability
Caring for somebody with mental ill health
Caring for somebody with drugs, alcohol or addiction issues
Caring for somebody with dementia