Support for Unpaid Carers
Caring for carers
We are providing the following services while we hope to move out of lockdown!
We remain committed to and are actively supporting carers. We can help carers with:
Homecare: If you are struggling to manage your own or a relative’s daily tasks we can help you with support in the home from our Care Support Workers. They are equipped with all the necessary PPE. Keeping clients safe is our top priority.
Counselling service: Professional counselling sessions are available by telephone or video call with valuable support from our volunteer counsellors. Call us to book a confidential appointment.
Mental health support groups: If you would like some support, do join us for a friendly drop in meeting to chat about what is important to you. Details are on our calendar.
Well-being calls and befriending: We are keeping in regular contact with many carers by making well-being calls. If you would like us to give you a friendly call on a regular basis please let us know.
Shopping and Medication pickup: We can help you by doing the shopping, collecting medication and other goods through our friendly and safe volunteer service.
Benefits advice and form filling: You can access our advice and form filling service via the telephone and email. We are here to help you make sense of it all! We will need to book you in for our dedicated experts to help you, so do call us and we can arrange a convenient time.
Young Carers: We are supporting our young carers with many virtual services and calls. Young carers please keep an eye out on Instagram for many new exciting sessions, quizzes, support groups and fun.
Working for Carers: Employment advice and help to get back into work is available through our team online, via video conferencing and on the telephone so please call us to refer yourself!
Homeshare: Householders who would like support around the house and homesharers who would like an affordable place to live are welcome to call us, so we can match you up! Our team is supporting our current householders and homesharers with regular check in calls to make sure all is well.
Get on line support
If zoom, online and internet are unfamiliar -do give us a call and we will support you to get wired!
Help with your health and well-being
We take a holistic approach to support.
We run workshops, clubs, counselling sessions, advisory services and other activities. We aim to make you feel better. We help you with stress management, mindfulness and well-being to boost your confidence and positivity.
Why not support us?
Every donation helps; whether it’s a one-off contribution like a legacy donation or a monthly direct debit.
Your donations can help us create new services and provide better support to our carers. From complementary therapies to counselling and training for carers, your help can go a long way.
Caring for someone is mentally and physically demanding.
You may need additional help or some downtime from your caring duties. Our fully trained Care Support Workers can step in to support you as much or as little as you want, whether it’s occasional help or something more regular.
Working for Carers
We not only help you get back into work, but also care for your well-being and mental health.
Our experienced advisors in the Working for Carers Programme are dedicated to helping you become more confident and find a job that fits your caring schedule. Our training includes CV writing skills, interview techniques, as well as creating a positive approach to employment. We have several success stories of carers who have secured a job they love.
New Wellbeing Package
Carers have full access to our services including the welfare benefits support, mental health workshops, social and educational events and training activities.
We help members take back control of their lives and improve their living standards by doing something for themselves. We have various payment schemes to fit your financial situation.
Join our fantastic team
We would like to hear from you if you are ready to offer your skills to support our charity.
We are always looking for dedicated people who are willing to give up their time as a volunteer to help us offer the best service to our unpaid carers as well as those who would like to join our team on a more permanent role. Please have a look at the specific volunteering and full time roles we are looking for and contact us to register your interest.
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