Carer Support Wiltshire

What does it do?

Carer Support Wiltshire aims to identify and help as many Carers as possible living in Wiltshire. We provide free information, support, advice and opportunities for adult Carers who look after a relative, friend or neighbour, regardless of the disability, illness or age of the person being cared for. We work in partnership with statutory and voluntary agencies seeking to increase awareness of Carers needs and influence attitudes, policies and services, and to encourage a greater involvement of Carers in this process.

A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.

Carers may even be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibilities at home. The term carer should not be confused with a care worker, or care assistant, who receives payment for looking after someone.

If you are a carer, your local Carers’ Centre may be able to help make things easier for you. Each centre delivers a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in its community. These range from support services catered to the carer, the needs of the person you care for and the services your council may provide.

Carers have different needs and centres can assist you in information regarding health issues, entitlements, mobility, grants for holidays, equipment and support.

Who it is for?

Carers in the Wiltshire area.

Where it is available?

Local service (Kennet, Swindon, West Wiltshire, North Wiltshire, Salisbury).

What it costs:

The service is free of charge.

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above

Classification(s):

Info last updated:

10/02/2016
Provider
St George’s Road Independent Living Centre,, Semington, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 6JQ