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.
- 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
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
Carers in Bedfordshire
From 1st October 2011 Carers in Bedfordshire will provide support to carers of all ages across Bedfordshire (excluding Luton) including:
· Telephone, email and web advice and information
· Specialist one to one support (such as for people caring for someone with a Mental Health problem)
· Group support
· Support to enable carers to be confident, active partners in the decision making processes of all partner organisations
· Administering the NHS Carers Break and Training Grant service
· Running Carers Cafes at weekends across Bedfordshire
For advice, information and support contact Carers in Bedfordshire on 0300 111 1919, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.carersinbeds.org.uk/
The carers information pack provides useful information for carers including an A-Z of services.
Carers Information Pack