Get support as a carer

Are you caring for someone at home? You could be looking after a friend or relative of any age who through illness, disability or frailty is unable to manage without help. You may see it as part of your life or duty of care, but there may be times when you need information, advice or some extra help.

The following support services are available for carers locally and nationally:


Dementia Café

Supporting people with dementia, their families and carers locally (Shipston on Stour)

02476 652602

07827 940844


Shipston Wellbeing Hub

Springfield Mind provides a range of support and information services for people with mental health problems, their families and carers in Warwickshire.

01789 298615


Stour Valley Carers Group

Supporting carers for a person with memory problems

01608 663808

01608 686013


Day Hospice (The Shakespeare Hospice)

Offers care for patients with life limiting illnesses while they continue to live at home. The Hospice provides a comprehensive range of physical, psychological and supporting services for patients, carers and families (Nurses, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Diversional Therapy, Chaplaincy, Complimentary Therapy, Counselling, Family Support Services, and Volunteers).

01789 266852


ECHOES, Young Carers Service (at the Shakespeare Hospice)

They support children and young people facing loss. The Young Carer’s Service supports carers who care for someone with life limiting illness, or have cared for someone who has died, and will provide opportunities for them to meet people who listen and help them explore and understand their feeling.

01789 266852


Warwickshire County Council

Support for carers.


Warwickshire Young Carers’ Project

Works with carers from the age of 8 upwards (6 in some areas), help improve the lives of young carers across Warwickshire. Supports young carers in their caring role, give them an opportunity to relax and take a break.

024 7621 7740


St Michael’s Hospice

Emotional support as well as helping filling in forms, housing and financial concerns, identifying care provision, discharge support, liaising with other agencies and advocacy.

01432 851000


Guideposts Carers Support Service

Offers advice and assistance (Carer Support, Dementia Service, Help and Support at Home, Education and Training, Counselling).

0845 600 9980 or 02476 385 888


Carers’ Emergency Card

It identifies you as a Carer should you be caught up in an emergency, such as a medical emergency and will provide 72hrs of emergency support to the person you care for.

0845 600 9980


Carer Assessment

For everyone who looks after a relative, disabled child or friend and caring has a major impact in their life.

Contact via Social Services 01789 330455


Carers UK

Expert advice, information and support.

0808 808 7777


Marie Curie

Care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Offer expert care, guidance and support.

0800 090 2309


NHS Choices

Provides guides to care and support


Age UK Gateway

Access to services for older people. Access to a range of preventative services that will provide support either after discharge or on-going support to increase independence and wellbeing.

0303 999 4321