Carers Info Page
Are you a Carer?
DO YOU LOOK AFTER SOMEONE WHO IS ILL, FRAIL, DISABLED OR HAS A MENTAL ILLNESS?
We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring without help or support. We know that carers are often "hidden" looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer.
Caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. Carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much.
As a Carer, you are also entitled to have your needs assessed by Adult Care Services. A Carer's Assessment is a chance to talk about your needs as a carer and the possible ways help could be given. It also looks at the needs of the person you care for. There is no charge for an assessment.
If you are a carer, please ask at Reception for a CARERS IDENTIFICATION AND CONSENT FORM or download the form here which you can complete to let us know about your caring responsibilities.
Do you have a Carer?
We are interested in identifying patients that have a carer, especially those people who may be caring for you without help or support.
If you have a carer, please ask them to contact the Reception and ask for a CARERS IDENTIFICATION AND CONSENT FORM or download the form here which can be complete and returned to us.
Gloucestershire Carers Hub
Gloucestershire Carers Hub are commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, offering a free service for Carers to access when they need support.
What they offer:
Information, Advice and Guidance
Carers assessment and support planning
Carers Emergency Scheme
Hospital and GP Liaison
Positive Caring Education and training
Skills development, employment and training opportunities
Carers emotional support and counselling
Peer support and support groups
Referrals to The Gloucestershire Carers Hub can be made via:
0300 111 9000
In person at The Gloucestershire Carers Hub, Conway House, 31 Worcester Street, Gloucester, GL1 3AJ
For general enquiries email: