Information for Carers
DO YOU LOOK AFTER SOMEONE WHO IS ILL, FRAIL, OR DISABLED?
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.
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. 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.
There are lots of organisations who help support carers and we could help you find the support you need as a Carer, you can find more information about the support available at: http://telfordcarers.org.uk/
If you are a carer, please ask at Reception for a CARERS IDENTIFICATION AND REFERRAL FORM, which you can complete to let us know about your caring responsibilities.