146 - 148 York Street, Cambridge, CB1 2PY
Telephone: 01223 364116
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Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill? If so, you are a carer. We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring without help or support. We know that carers are often “hidden” looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer.
We feel that caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. We further believe carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much.
Caring Together is an organisation providing support, relevant information and advice, local support groups, newsletter and telephone support line for carers. For more information please contact the number below.
You are also entitled to have your needs assessed in the form of a Carers Assessment. A Carer’s Assessment is a chance to talk about your needs as a carer and the possible ways help could be given. It also looks at the needs of the person you care for. This could be done separately, or together, depending on the situation. There is no charge for an assessment. Caring together can, with your permission, refer you for this assessment which is done by the local council.
Please do let the practice know if you are a carer or if you are cared for by a relative or friend so we can update your record.
Telephone: 0345 241 0954
Local Support Groups
David Rayner Centre, Scotsdales, 120 Cambridge Road, Shelford, CB22 5JT
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 10am-12pm
Arlington Manor, Girton, Cambridge, CB3 0FW
3rd Tuesday of the month 10am-12pm