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Adult Carers Support Service

For unpaid Carers, caring for an adult with a physical disability or long term physical health condition which limits their ability to live independently.

1 to 1 Casework service includes:-

  • Independent Advocacy (Care Act 2014)
  • Carers Self-Directed Assessment of Needs (non statutory)
  • Crisis intervention
  • Advocacy
  • Information & advice
  • Welfare Benefits
  • Emotional Support
  • Referral & signposting to other services…
    • For example to:- adult social care teams, Occupational Therapy (adaptations), Falls service, Telecare, Affordable Warmth (home insulation, replacement boilers etc), health agencies, GP’s, respite care, Carers Handyman service, Carers Relief service, other Carers agencies (culturally specific), wheelchair service ,Counselling (Compass Wellbeing), Carers Retreat (Buddhist Centre) and many other agencies
  • Carers Legal Rights
  • Carers drop-in Internet Cafe/ IT suite open 9.30-4.30pm Mon-Fri
  • Financial Issues-managing debt, budgeting, help with escalating energy costs
  • Freedom Passes
  • Carers Rail Travel Discount Applications
  • Blue Badge Applications
  • Taxicard Applications
  • Fundraising for individual needs -Access to trust funds & bursaries
  • Emergency Samaritan Grants Funds
  • Liaison with GPs, District Nurses, hospitals & other health and social care providers
  • Lasting Power of Attorney applications
  • Basic information, advice & signposting of Carers of Children with Disabilities & Young Carers (universal service)
  • Home visits – limited to where Carers are unable to get to The Carers Centre due to age/disability or where housebound by caring role
  • Basic information, advice & signposting –Young Carers, Carers of Children with Disabilities
  • Housing & Tenancy Support: applications for social housing, repairs, housing transfers on medical grounds including Extracare housing. transfers, bidding on properties, advocacy
  • Support for Employers of Carers
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • TCC Carers Annual survey
  • Raising awareness of Carers needs for support & giving them a voice in planning services
  • Short Breaks for all Carers registered with The Carers Centre
     

Note: this list is not exhaustive & we will provide support to Carers on any issue except immigration.