Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
Family Carers Net - Here you will find information for carers, those being cared for, their family and friends, employers, community groups and organisations, health professionals and people who have an interest in helping others.
Open weekly in 11 locations across Suffolk and available to anyone living with dementia, with or without a diagnosis, to attend together with a loved one, family member or friend.
Synergy Cafés are free to attend, as are all activities on the varied programme, which consists of education, information and learning around practical support and social fun activities, including games, arts and music.
The learning programme of Living Well Sessions has also now been extended to support older people living in the community and their family carers, who can now benefit from the information sessions including nutrition, falls prevention, carers support, financial and legal information etc. These sessions run in Synergy Cafés on the 1st and 3rd week of the month, in the afternoon session.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01473 295200 for more information.