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Support for Carers

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 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 look at the needs 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

 

 

 

Help available to carers

The services that can be arranged through adult social care include:

·               practical assistance at home i.e. Home Care

·               equipment to help the person you care for manage more independently at home

·               advice and information

·               respite care and short breaks for the person you care for

·               direct payments for carers services

·               Shropshire Carers(part of the Community Council of Shropshire), provide local information on support for informal carers (family members, friends or neighbours)


Please select the links on this page for further information:

Related information

·               Equipment for people with a disability

·               Carers information on the Community Directory

·               Community Council of Shropshire Carers support website http://shropshire-rcc.org.uk

Contact

Adult Social Care

community.services@shropshire.gov.uk

0345 678 9005

Shropshire Council

Community Services

Ptarmigan, Sitka Drive

Shrewsbury

Shropshire

SY2 6LG

 

 

Carers Direct

Carers Direct is a recent addition to the NHS Choices website – this contains useful information, advice and support for carers: https://web.nhs.net/owa/redir.aspx?C=c60cc0acb4e74e08b0f0ac5310c603a1&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.nhs.uk%2fcarersdirect%2fPages%2fCarersDirectHome.aspx



 
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