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.
A Carer can be somebody, of any age, who provides support or who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of frailty, physical or mental illness, or disability. This would not usually include someone paid or employed to carry out that role, or someone who is a volunteer
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