Carers' Support

Register as a Carer

It is important that we know if you are a carer so that we can make sure you receive information, services and the help that is available. If you are a carer please complete our online form.

Carers Support Group - 10th June 2020

10th June is a date for your diary if you are a Carer or know a Carer. Our monthly Aspen Carers Support Group has gone virtual! with support from Gloucestershire Carers Hub we hope to see you there.

10th June at 11am

To join the meeting tap the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3263814650?pwd=dmQxWWtLN1lwcVYrWUVza081S1dydz09

Meeting ID: 326 381 4650

Password: 996960

The Herbert Protocol

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme that encourages carers, family and friends to provide and put together useful information, which can then be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.

For more information see The Herbert Protocol page.

Gloucestershire Parent Carer Forum

They are a voice for those with lived experience of being a parent carer and can offer peer support

Website: www.glosparentcarerforum.org.uk

BAME Carers

The services provided to Gloucestershire’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic carers are:

Gloucestershire Chinese Women’s Guild: www.gcwg.org.uk

Ebony Community Carers: www.yourcircle.org.uk/Ebony-Community-Care

Black Elders Day Centre: www.yourcircle.org.uk

Golden Years Luncheon Club: www.yourcircle.org.uk

Friendship Café: www.thefriendshipcafe.com

Carer Support Session

At Aspen Medical practice we appreciate how difficult life as a carer can be. We would like to invite you to the Aspen Carers Support Session to be held at The Aspen Medical Centre, top floor meeting room on Wednesdays each months, between 10:30 and 12:30.

We will also be holding quarterly twilight sessions aimed at carers who have to juggle work and caring for a family member. These will run on a Monday evening 17:00 – 19:00. No invitations are necessary and light refreshments will be served; it will be a very relaxed atmosphere and you are welcome if you are a carer or are a carer for a patient at the Aspen Medical Practice. We are kindly supported by the Gloucestershire Carers Hub who are a great resource with specialist knowledge and skills.

We hope the group will grow and act as a resource to assist with signposting to available services and offering emotional support from people who understand. we hope you can join us.

For the dates and activities of the support sessions, please view our Carer Support Session Timetable page.

Gloucestershire Carers Emergency Scheme

Do you care for someone? What would happen if you got caught in a emergency?

The Gloucestershire Carers Emergency Scheme (CES) can help. It will help to give you peace of mind that the person that you care for will receive support if an emergency arises which prevents you from caring for them.

Emergency situations for example could be :

  •  becoming ill or having an unplanned hospital admission
  •  other family emergencies
  •  being delayed due to unexpected travel issues

Website: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk

Crossroads Care

Crossroads Care offers support to those with care needs and their carers.

Telephone: 01452 302542

Email: admin@crossroadsfd.org.uk

Gloucestershire Carers Hub

Gloucestershire Carers Hub offers support for carers to help not only their physical and emotional well-being, but to help them to make informed decisions that have a positive, lasting influence on their lives.

Facebook: Hub

Telephone: 0300 111 9000

Website: www.peopleplus.co.uk

Email: carers@peopleplus.co.uk

Gloucestershire Young Carers

A range of information, advice, useful links, resources and details about Gloucestershire Young Carers is available online.

Telephone: 01452 733060

What you can expect from Gloucestershire Young Carers Leaflet

Caring for someone nearing the end of their life

Caring for someone who is nearing the end of their life is very difficult. This can be a sad and challenging time for you; you may want answers to questions which are difficult to ask.

This leaflet gives you details about several organisations that may be able to help:

www.gloucestershireccg.nhs.uk/Carers Info Leaflet

Planning ahead and other information

Caring for Someone's Eye Health

There are many things that can be done to keep them healthy and make sure their sight is functioning at its best.

Gloucestershire CCG has prepared some useful tips on caring for someones Eye Health.

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

Email: info@carersuk.org

Gloucestershire Carers Hub Message during COVID-19

We understand that this is a worrying time for carers and, as such, are doing all we can to support carers through this situation. Read more

Coronavirus/COVID-19: Information for Carers

Please find carers’ frequently asked questions answered:

Help at Home Bracelets

Telecare as part of their assessment may also be able to offer a ‘help me home’ bracelet – this is a silicone bracelet that has a contact number for a helpline and a reference id that a person with dementia can show someone. The reference id then links to that individuals records and contacts.

If someone is not eligible for telecare (you require more than just the need for the bracelet – Adult Social Care can advise) then they can be purchased privately, one option is:

To make a referral for one of the Telecare Help Me Home ID bracelets he would need to go through the Adult Help Desk. Either call 01452 426868 or complete the online referral form.

Priority Services

In an emergency when power/water/ phone lines are disabled if an individual joins the priority services register and they have a care / health need they will be prioritised to get back on line/ get emergency support.

Western Power: www.westernpower.co.uk/priority-services

BT: www.btplc.com/Free_Priority_Fault_Repair

Most Gas suppliers have a priority register as does the water board.

Support for carers looking after someone living with HIV

The Eddystone Trust in Gloucestershire

Website: www.eddystone.org.uk

Telephone: 0800 328 3508

Carers' Feedback

Dear Carer,

Aspen Medical Practice would like your feedback on services available locally or carers.

We would be very grateful if you could complete this survey

Carers' Support Policy

If you identify yourself as a carer our staff, following our Carers’ Support Policy, can provide you with extra support.

Gloucester Care Services

Gloucester Care Services offer a variety of different services to help the community.

Website: www.glos-care.nhs.uk

Gloucestershire Workshop Dates for Carers

There are Skills Development and Training Opportunities for carers in January and February 2020.

Support for defence personnel and their families

Royal British Legion

Support starts after seven days of service and continues through life.

Telephone: 0808 802 8080

Website: www.britishlegion.org.uk

RAFA (Royal Air Forces Association)

The charity that supports the RAF family.

Telephone: 0300 102 1919

Email: advice@rafbf.org.ukSSAFA

SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association)

The Gloucestershire branch of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

Telephone: 01452 520255

Website: www.ssafa.org.uk/gloucestershire

Support from Longfield Community Hospice Care

Longfield Community Hospice Care recognises anyone who provides unpaid care and support for someone as a carer, so whatever your relationship with the person who is ill, or however you describe yourself, there is a range of support available.

Phone: 01453 886868

Facebook: @LongfieldHospice

Twitter: @longfieldcare

Website: www.longfield.org.uk

Carers Trust

Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. Find help about money and benefits, getting a break, health and wellbeing, getting out and about.

Facebook: @carerstrust

Twitter: @CarersTrust

Website: carers.org