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:
Supporting people with dementia, their families and carers locally (Shipston on Stour)
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.
Stour Valley Carers Group
Supporting carers for a person with memory problems
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).
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.
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.
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
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
Expert advice, information and support.
0808 808 7777
Care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Offer expert care, guidance and support.
0800 090 2309
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