Information & Advice
Staff will try to answer any questions that you have. If we can't find the answer straight away we will try to find out or put you in touch with another organisation that can help. The Carers Centre also produces a Newsletter three times a year which gives you up to date information about issues affecting Carers.
Carers and their families may be entitled to benefits. Carers Support Workers can find out and advise on what you could access and provide assistance with the forms. Staff can also assist Carers to access a wide range of grants which would be of benefit to them in their caring role.
Assistance to access an Adult Carer Support Plan
An Adult Carer Support Plan gives you the opportunity to express your feelings and needs as a Carer. The aim is to find out what impact your caring responsibilities have on your life and to help you identify ways to achieve your goals and aspirations. In the past, this document has been referred to as a Carers Assessment.
Click here to download the Adult Carer Support Plan
Click here to access the Guidance Notes
You can complete the form yourself, with help from someone or an organisation of your choice. For further information please call the Carers Centre on 01387 248600.
Activities & Groups
This part of the service aims to give you some time out from your caring role by providing relaxing/fun activities such as yoga, arts and crafts and coffee and chat groups. Your name can be added to our mailing list ensuring that you receive a calendar of activities letting you know what is on in your area.
Carers Emergency Cards
Do you worry about what would happen to the person you care for if you were taken ill and unable to tell anyone that someone depended on you? The Carers Emergency Card is credit card size to fit in your purse or wallet and will help give you peace of mind.
To download the application, click here