If you are please let us know, we may be able to help you. We have Reception Carers Champions at both Surgeries – Jackie at Brampton and Alison K at Alconbury, who would be pleased to hear from you.
Caring Together support family carers of all ages across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. Caring Together also offer flexible, professional homecare services to adults and children with a range of disabilities and health conditions.
The Caring Together website can be accessed using https://www.caringtogether.org/
Email [email protected]
Caring Together, Unit 4, Meadow Park, Meadow Lane, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 4LG.
The Caring Together Website offers some very useful Help and Guidance including
- Knowing your legal rights
- Carers Assessment
- Money and Benefits
- Working and Learning
There is also a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- A guide to care and support – This guide is for people who have care and support needs, their carers, and people who are planning their future care needs.
- Caring for someone – Includes advice on challenging behaviour, moving and lifting people and medicines.
- Care after hospital – Providing care for people who have been recently discharged from hospital including care and support afterwards.
- Taking a break – Respite care means taking a break from caring, while the person you care for is looked after by someone else.
- Support and benefits for carers – Includes carer’s assessments, support from local councils, respite care and help for young carers.
- Work and Disability – Guidance, support and help with employment issues. Almost half of working-age people with disabilities in the UK are employed. But this figure should be higher. With the right support, many more could join their ranks.
- Being a Young carer – Advice for carers 18 or under and their entitlement to support.
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
- Making decisions for Someone else – Includes powers of attorney and mental capacity.
- Benefits for carers – You might not think of yourself as a carer. But you probably are if you’re looking after someone regularly, including your spouse or a family member, because they’re ill or disabled. As a carer, you may be entitled to one or more state benefits to help you with the costs.
- Benefits for the under-65s – You can get a range of benefits if you’re between 16 and 64 and you have an illness or disability. The extra money can help with the cost of your care. Check what benefits you can get and how to get them.
- Benefits for the over-65s – You can get a range of benefits if you’re over 65 and you have an illness or disability. The extra money can help with the cost of your care. Check what benefits you can get and how to get them.
- Carer’s Assessment – This guide is for people who have care and support needs, their carers, and people who are planning their future care needs.
- Other benefits – Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on how to pay for care and support, and where you can get help with costs.
- Telephone helplines – Various helplines such as Age UK, Money Advice Service, Citizens Advice Bureau.
Are You A Carer?
Do you look after a family member or friend who is unwell, disabled or frail? If so please complete this form. Once you are added to our list of carers we will know about your busy life as a carer, which can affect your health. We can also try and be flexible with appointments etc as we will know about your commitments.