Please see below link to the latest newsletter from Carers Support Wiltshire:
Useful services and information
“We are here to support all carers in Wiltshire and can provide a listening ear, whether that’s about your caring role, your own wellbeing, your fears about COVID-19 or something entirely different”
If you would like to discuss anything relating to your caring role, please call us on 0800 181 4118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a carer who lives in Wiltshire
If you look after a friend or a family member unpaid and that person could not manage without your help, then you are a carer. It is easy to slip into this role as the person you care for becomes more ill or frail. However, there is support available. Let us know that you are a carer. Carer Support Wiltshire may be able to help you with a carer’s break.
We will mark your records to show that you are a carer and ensure you are offered the annual ‘flu vaccine’. You may also wish to join our patient participation group.
There is no lower or upper age limit for carers. Carer Support Wiltshire will see that children and young people, as well as adults access the support they need. This is very important.
Carer Support Wiltshire offers advice and help for Wiltshire carers. You may wish to visit their website: www.carersupportwiltshire.co.uk
For Carers who live in Dorset:
Registering as a carer with Carer Support Dorset will:
Give you access to information and advice about multiple services across Dorset that can support you in your caring role.
Access to the Carers Card – helping you receive various discounts across the county.
Keep you up to date with news, what’s on and services available.
Enable you to be part of a social community of carers.
To register ask your Carers Lead or directly contact Carer Support Dorset:
Freephone: 0800 368 8349
Independent Age is a very useful website with lots of information that may be of help to some of our patients. https://www.independentage.org/ Helpline Number: 0800 319 6789
We have a wide variety of their leaflets available in our Reception on subjects like; Benefits, Scams, Coping with Bereavement, Loneliness and many other subjects.