Support for carers

Caring for someone in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough?

We know being a carer can have a significant effect on your health and wellbeing if you don’t have the right support in
place. It can make you feel like you don’t have any choices.

If you are aged 18 or over and caring for someone, we are here to help you. Our support is centred around you,
focusing on what matters to you and your family.

Support:

Information and advice: Our team have information for you about services for carers and will help you get the
support that will benefit you the most. They can tell you about all the support we have for carers of all ages.

Planning ahead:  We can help you plan support for key stages of your caring role, for example if you are a parent carer whose child is approaching adulthood, a young adult carer wanting to go to university or into employment, or if your caring role is coming to an end.

Breaks from caring: We can support you to have a break from your caring role. This includes opportunities to meet other carers face-to-face, online, or through activities with the person you care for.

Learning and training: We can enable you to get knowledge and skills to support you in your caring role, for example
safe moving and handling, information about the condition of the person you care for, or maintaining your own health and wellbeing. These are online and face-to-face opportunities.

1:1 support: If your caring role is having a significant impact on your health and wellbeing, or you are approaching a time of transition, one of our carer advisers can give one-to-one support to help you cope better with your caring role.

Categories:
Connecting with others
Getting active
Losing weight
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Volunteering
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Social prescribing
N/A
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
N/A
Service access criteria: 18+ and caring for someone in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough

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