Do you look after someone who is ill, Frail, Disabled or Mentally Ill
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 ay 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 a carers. 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 entitled to have your needs reassessed by Adult Care Services. A Carer’s Assessment is a chance to talk about your needs as a carer and the positive ways helps could be given. It also looks at the need of the person you care for. There is no charge for an assessment
IF YOU ARE A CARER PLEASE ASK AT RECEPTION FOR A CARERS IDENTIFICATION AND REFERRAL FORM
Which you can complete to let us know about your caring responsibilities
Carers Referral Pack
Guideposts Nuneaton, Bedworth, Rugby and North Warwickshire. Providing carers with a wide range of support services
Our Carer support workers can help you talk through your situation, look at possible options about the services you need, help you care and plan the way forward.You can contact us at:
Guideposts Carers Support Service
Eliot Park Innovation Centre, 4 Barling Way, Nuneaton CV10 7RH
D I S C - Dementia Information Services for Carers
A Warwickshire service for the carers of people with dementia
Contact:- Tel: 0845 437 9901
Website:- www.dementiaweb.org.uk - For national information and advice
www.dementiawebwarwickshire.org.uk - For Warwickshire support services and information
DISC can give you information and advice on a range of topics.
- Information about dementia
- Helping to find the right Community Care Services
- Financial implications such as the costs of care and how to help someone manage their money, enduring power of attorney and decisions about care.
- Care home options, voluntary organisations, social and health care services.
- Your right as a carer and how to make a complaint.
Another useful website with information for carers is www.carecompanion.org.uk
PLEASE ASK AT OUR RECEPTION FOR ANY OR MORE INFORMATION YOU MAY REQUIRE