Carers Information

Do you look after someone who has long term illness, is frail, disabled or mentally ill?

Please let the staff know by registering as a carer with the social services, there is a large range of services you are able to access. We need your permission to make a referral – please discuss this with a staff member.

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 themselves as a carer.

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

As a Carer, you are also entitled to have your needs assessed by Adult Care Services. A Carer’s Assessment is a chance 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 complete the Carer’s identification and referral form below.

Carer’s identification and referral form

Please complete to let us know about your caring responsibilities.

Please see link below which includes the form to fill in to let us know that you are a carer with the relevant details.

Contact Points for Carers

Carers Line
0808 8087777
Princess Royal Trust for Carers
020 74807788
Community Nursing Service
Occupational Therapy
Falls Prevention Service
01733 645234
Social Services
01733 747474
Red Cross Home Care Services
For hire a wheelchair or commode, get help at home, etc.
[email protected]

For help during the coronavirus pandemic call: 0808 196 3651Open 10am – 6pm every day
For everything else call: 0344 871 11 11
Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) and NHS Voluntary service
Local Carer’s organisation
01733 333342
Greenwood Respite Care
01733 515381
Elder Respite Care
0333 242 8935
Local Carer Charities
Source of Carer Literature for Display

Carers may also visit the website link below to have personalised care information for the person you are caring for in one place

Upfront – Carers UK