Carers

Across the UK today 6.5 million people are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.

We care, do you? We have a large number of carers recorded on our system but the actual number could be much higher than this. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 8 of us in the UK may be a carer but that many people who look after family, friends or relatives, would not recognise themselves as a carer. Every day 6,000 people become carers. Many don’t know how or where to get help. It can be frightening and very lonely.

We are well aware of the contribution that carers make in helping us look after our patients. Do we know that you are a carer?  We would like to hear from you if you recognise yourself as a carer. By including this on your record we will be more aware of your pressures and needs and can ensure that you are aware of support that is available. Please ask at reception for a carers form so that we can add this to your medical record.

Useful information:

Carers Trust believes in a world where the role and contribution of unpaid carers is recognised and they have access to the quality support and services they need to live their own lives, for more information click this link: https://www.carerstrustcpn.org/

Cambridgeshire County Council provides support and resources for Carers:  https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/adults/looking-after-someone/

Care Choices search here for a list of all care providers and care homes in Cambridgeshire: https://www.carechoices.co.uk/lp/care-in-cambridgeshire/

Making Space provides Cambridgeshire Carer Support which is all about the carer. So whether you simply need someone to talk about your own concerns, help with the complex needs of the person you care for, or someone to speak to on your behalf, we are here for you. Click this link for further details: https://makingspace.co.uk/services/centres/cambridgeshire-carer-support

Whats on:

Carers Coffee Club:

Are you caring for a loved one with memory loss or Alzheimers? Then come along and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee whilst chatting with other carers in similar situations.  This takes place on the third Wednesday of the month from 2.30pm to 4.00pm at The White Horse, High Street, Tilbrook, Huntingdon, PE28 0JP.                                 

No need to book, just turn up! Hope to see you there.  For further details contact Neil Silby on 07889 319888 or email kimpigfarmer@tiscali.co.uk, or click on this link: https://www.cambridgeshire.net/activity/carers-coffee-club/153501.aspx#.XNq1Ko5Kg2w

Day Clubs:

The Carers Trust lists day clubs and carers support in the Peterborough & Cambridgeshire area, more information can be found here: https://www.carerstrustcpn.org/homecare/day-clubs