Unpaid carer support cumbria

Unpaid Carer Support in Cumbria

If you are caring for a relative at home in Cumbria, it's worth exploring the range of support services available to you. These services can help to reduce the stress and pressure of caring, improve your wellbeing, and help you to access the support and financial help you may need.

Carers Support Cumbria

  • Advice and Information: Carers Support Cumbria provides information, advice, and guidance to carers on a range of topics, including benefits and entitlements, carers' rights, and sources of support

  • Carer Assessments: they can arrange for carer assessments to be carried out by social workers, which can help identify what support carers need to help them continue in their caring role

  • Emotional Support: they offer one-to-one emotional support to carers, including counseling, emotional listening, and befriending

  • Support Groups: they run a range of support groups for carers, including online groups, social activities, and peer support groups

  • Respite Care: they can help arrange respite care for carers, giving them a break from their caring role

  • Training and Development: they offer training and development opportunities to carers, including courses on subjects such as first aid, managing stress, and caring for people with specific conditions

  • Young Carers: they offer support to young carers, including information, advice, and guidance, and social activities

Westmorland & Furness Council

  • Carer Assessments: they offer carer assessments to identify the support needs of unpaid carers. This can help carers receive the support they need to continue their caring role and maintain their own wellbeing

  • Carers Emergency Card Scheme: The council offers the Carers Emergency Card Scheme, which provides carers with a card they can carry with them at all times. If the carer has an emergency or is unable to care for their loved one, they can call a 24-hour emergency helpline, and arrangements will be made for the person they care for

  • Respite Care: they can provide respite care for unpaid carers, giving them a break from their caring role

  • Information and Advice: The council provides information and advice to carers on a range of topics, including benefits, entitlements, and sources of support

  • Support Groups: they can help carers to access local support groups, where they can meet other carers, share experiences and receive emotional support

  • Training and Development: They offer training and development opportunities to carers, including courses on subjects such as first aid, managing stress, and caring for people with specific conditions

  • Direct Payments: provides direct payments to carers, which can be used to pay for services that support their caring role, such as respite care or cleaning

NHS in Cumbria

  • Carer Assessments: The NHS can arrange for carer assessments to be carried out by social workers or other health professionals. These assessments can help identify the support carers need to help them continue in their caring role

  • Medication Support: They provide support to carers who are helping their loved ones manage medication, including training and advice on how to administer medication safely

  • End of Life Care: They provide support to carers who are caring for someone at the end of their life, including advice and guidance on palliative care and bereavement support

  • Hospital Support: The NHS can provide support to carers who are caring for someone in hospital, including advice on discharge planning and support for carers during hospital visits

  • Training and Development: They provide training and development opportunities to carers, including courses on subjects such as first aid, managing stress, and caring for people with specific conditions

  • Dementia Support: They provide support to carers who are caring for someone with dementia, including access to memory clinics and specialist support services.

 

AGE UK Services in Cumbria

  • Carer Support Groups: Age UK organises support groups for unpaid carers, where they can meet other carers, share experiences and receive emotional support

  • Information and Advice: they provide information and advice to carers on a range of topics, including benefits, entitlements, and sources of support

  • Respite Care can be provided to unpaid carers, giving them a break from their caring role

  • Befriending Services: are provided to carers, where volunteers can visit them regularly and provide companionship and support

  • Home Help Services: Age UK provides home help services to carers, including cleaning, shopping, and meal preparation

  • Training and Development: they provide training and development opportunities to carers, including courses on subjects such as first aid, managing stress, and caring for people with specific conditions

  • Dementia Support: Age UK provides specialist support services to carers who are caring for someone with dementia, including access to memory clinics and other specialist support services.

Alzheimer's Society, Services in Cumbria

  • Dementia Advisers who can offer support, information and advice to carers of people living with dementia. These advisers can help carers to understand dementia, manage challenging behaviour, and navigate the health and social care system

  • Support Groups providing opportunities to meet other carers, share experiences and receive emotional support

  • Training and Development opportunities to carers, including courses on subjects such as communication, managing stress, and caring for people with dementia

  • Online Support for carers, including a discussion forum, online chat, and email support

  • Information and Advice for carers on a range of topics, including benefits, entitlements, and sources of support

  • Advocacy services for carers, helping them to navigate the health and social care system and ensuring that their rights are respected.

Royal Voluntary Service Cumbria

  • Befriending Services for carers, where volunteers can visit them regularly and provide companionship and support

  • Home from Hospital Services services for carers, helping them to settle back into their home and providing practical support, such as shopping, meal preparation, and light housework

  • Transport Services for carers, helping them to get to appointments, do the shopping and run errands

  • Social Activities for carers, providing opportunities to meet other carers, share experiences and receive emotional support

  • Home Library Services for carers, delivering books and other reading materials to their homes

  • Tele-friending Services: The Royal Voluntary Service provides tele-friending services to carers, where volunteers can call them regularly for a chat and provide emotional support


Dignity in Dementia, Kendal 

This organisation helps both people with dementia and their families by offering: 

  • Educational sessions for family carers that help them connect more effectively with their family member with dementia so that both the person with dementia and the carer have an improved quality of life. Currently, these are via Zoom

  • A range of enjoyable dementia-embracing community activities such as our Woodland Wellness Group, Dementia Friendly Walking Groups, and singing groups, that enable those affected by dementia to stay connected to their local communities and make new friends

  • A behavioural support service that provides advice to families who are struggling with problematic behaviours that their relative with dementia may be displaying

Find out more about Healthcare and Community Activities for Older People in:
Kirkby Stephen
Kendal
Penrith
Carlisle

Online Support: Join Care Begins at Home for advice from our care experts and support from other family carers.