Do you take on extra responsibilities because someone in your family is disabled, has been ill for a long time, might struggle with their mental health or has issues with substance misuse?
If you care for someone, who cares for you?
We understand that being a carer can put pressure on your physical and emotional health and wellbeing at times. We also know that where specific conditions are being cared for, this can bring its own set of challenges for you.
If you are helping someone with day-to-day care, which can include preparing meals, administering medication, giving someone personal care or emotional support, there is a wide range of support available to you.
1 in 3 people in Gloucestershire will be affected by caring in some way
What can you access through Gloucestershire Carers' Hub?
Some of the ways we can help include:
Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG), from our trained, local triage team
Signposting to other services
Full Assessments, support planning and review
Support groups and hubs
Benefits and finance advice
Access to groups
Befriending and mentoring
Professional counselling service
Carers Emergency Scheme