Being a Carer is a challenge but during these difficult times, during the Covid-19 pandemic, life can be more complex.
Please see additional resources for support for you as a carer and about the emergency carers’ scheme which ensures your loved ones get the care they need even if you are unwell.
Please let us know if you are a carer and ask about attending our monthly carers’ support sessions, which are currently being done via Zoom.
GCCG commissions a range of support for carers in Gloucestershire.
Gloucestershire Carers’ Hub provides:
- Information, Advice and Guidance
- Carers Emergency Scheme – we want all carers to register with the Carers Emergency Scheme – when crisis occurs; help is at hand.
- Peer support
- Carer breaks
- Training opportunities
- Carer assessments
Due to current restrictions we are unable to undertaken face-to-face contact however are fully utilising the opportunities available through phone contact, virtual platforms such as Zoom and email. Referrals can be made via phone, 0300 111 9000, email or via the website: gloucestershirecarershub.co.uk
Gloucestershire Parent Carer Forum
The forum is a voice for those with lived experience of being a parent carer and can offer peer support: glosparentcarerforum.org.uk
Gloucestershire Young Carers
Support is offered for carers under the age of 18, as well as for young adult carers, aged 16-24. Please visit www.glosyoungcarers.org.uk or call 01452 733060
The services provided to Gloucestershire’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic carers are:
Gloucestershire Chinese Women’s Guild – 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 – thefriendshipcafe.com
Support for carers looking after someone living with HIV
The Eddystone Trust in Gloucestershire – visit www.eddystone.org.uk or call 0800 328 3508
Carer Aware in Gloucestershire
We launched new Carer Aware branding during Carers’ Week. This includes new badges for carers, which will help identify them to their local community, so they can access the support they need locally. We have worked with a few pharmacies, who identified carers and shared the badges during Carers’ Week. The aim is to implement this across the health and social care system.
Please find further information below:
Gloucestershire Carers Emergency Scheme Flyer