Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Carers support groups
Positive Caring - 01452 500885 www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/positivecaringprogramme
Carers' Emergency Scheme - 0300 111 9000 www.guidepoststrust.org.uk/gloucestershire/carers-emergency-scheme
Gloucestershire Young Carers - 01452 733060 www.glosyoungcarers.org.uk
Parent Carers - www.glosparentcarers.org.uk
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
Other useful numbers:-
Alzheimer's Society (Glos) 01452 525222
BEAT (for carers of those with an eating disorder) 01285 770385
Nelson Trust (for carers of those with addiction issues) 01453 885633
Mears Staying Put (formerly Care and Repair) 0800 032 3139
Gloucestershire Adult Social Care Helpdesk - 01452 426868
Gloucestershire Children and Families Helpdesk - 01452 426565