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A local group of fighters, survivors and supporters. Our charity offers a variety of support to those individuals affected by cancer, in any way. Whether you are living with cancer, part of a family affected by cancer or simply one of the many people who wants to help those with cancer – Bosom Family Support are there to support you.
This subscription is in conjunction with your Bridgit Watch, the easy to use technology that Bridges the gap between family carers and their loved ones. You will need the following details to complete your subscription purchase:
- Watch Serial Number (S/N)
- The Watch MAC
- Your Watch Order Number
The British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) is a charity committed to promoting and raising awareness of Music Therapy, advocating for equal access to Music Therapy for all, and providing information to the general public.Use their Find A Therapist tool to browse through professional members of BAMT and find a music therapist near you.
The Care.com digital platform provides a simple, comprehensive solution for finding, managing and paying for family care needs; including elderly care, child care, special needs care, pet care and housekeeping.
More than one million carers worldwide are already signed up, and you can filter through them by postcode and the specific tasks you need help with, such as bed changing or grocery shopping.
Carelink provides a 24-hour Telecare Response Service which enables users to get help or reassurance ‘at the press of a button’ by having a telecare alarm unit fitted in their home. Carelink operators can call your family, friends, GP, the Emergency Services or other partner agencies to assist you if you need help. Other equipment is available to link to your alarm unit to help you stay living safely at home, giving you and your family peace of mind. Carelink also administers the Carers Emergency Alert Card.
Many do not recognise themselves as carers.They are parents, grandparents, children, partners, friends or neighbours doing what needs to be done to maintain a quality of life for those they are looking after. Sunderland Carers Centre is here to help you. Whether you are caring for young children, parents, grandparents, extended family members or friends, by adopting a “whole family” approach. Each member of a family will experience different caring roles and Sunderland Carers aim is to identify and support every need.
The Lancashire Carer's Service provide information, advice and a wide range of specialist support services designed to help Carers continue in their caring role for as long as they choose and reduce the impact the caring role can have on their own health and wellbeing. This is achieved through work directly with individual Carers to discuss their concerns and needs, and design a tailored personalised support package. Support available includes:
- Carers’ Assessments and reviews
- Coffee and Chat support groups in North and Central Lancashire
- Regular magazines providing information on local groups, activities and courses
- Support for contingency and emergency planning
- A huge range of Digital resources
- Access to a CHAT line manned by empathetic and helpful people 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- Access to Volunteer Befriending and Sitting in Services to help you take a break from caring and provide additional company and support
- Access to other community, health and wellbeing services
- Opportunities to volunteer, make friends and provide support for others
- Carers’ Awareness Brieﬁngs
Carers Support Centre has a team of Hospital Carer Liaison Workers who work at the BRI and Southmead Hospital. They provide one-to-one support for carers whilst they, or the person they care for, are in hospital. You can also get support for hospital discharge and the Hosptial Carer Liason Workers provide a valuable way of communicating with health professionals if the person you care for is in hospital. We help you by:
- explaining hospital processes
- communicating needs or concerns toward staff
- emotional and End of Life support
- attending meetings with you
- ensuring you are involved in the care of the person you care for whilst they are in hospital, or supporting you to use the time to have a break from caring
- speaking to you about benefits, carer's assessments and signposting you to other services
- reporting on your experiences to hospital management.
Carers Leeds offers support to carers of older people on wards in Leeds Teaching Hospitals from their base at St James’s University Hospital. Carers Leeds supports carers and families when their loved one is in hospital and will either leave to move into a care home, or will return home with a package of care. Specialising in the particular issues faced by people who pay for their care. Also providing support to carers who are supporting someone at home and looking for care packages or care homes. If you’d like to refer a carer for support, you can do so through Carers Leeds. Carers Leeds focus on involving carers in discharge planning and ensuring that the carers are informed about services available to them in the community.
It can be a difficult experience to know that someone you love and care about has a mental health problem. You will need both information and support to be able to help them now that they are in hospital. Equally hospital staff need to work in partnership with you. They need your commitment, expertise and experience to achieve the best results for the patients.
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust recognises that carers play an important role in the continuing care of many of our patients during their hospital stay and in planning their discharge.By implementing best practice, they want to promote the health and independence of carers. This is achieved though working closely with you as your knowledge and experience of caring for your loved one or patient is absolutely invaluable. It is because of this that they look to involve carers in all aspects of patient care, including offering flexible visiting hours so you can help with meal times, or getting washed and dressed. How we achieve this:
- Early Identification and recognition of carers of all ages
- Identifying and recognising your commitment as carers
- Ensuring you are aware that you have certain rights as a carer, including the right to a carer’s assessment
- Allowing you to make choices about your caring role
- Actively seeking patients’ permission to share information with carers
- Involving you in patients’ discharge planning and offering relevant support
- Monitoring your experience and satisfaction through surveys and carer organisation feedback
- Identifying and supporting patients with a caring responsibility
- Keeping you informed of patient condition
- Ensuring information is shared with you to facilitate a safe admission and discharge
- Sign post you to external support agencies such as Local Carers Centres
- Carers who are patients themselves may have a special need for both a longer convalescence and more respite care for the person they look after. They may need additional support on discharge, as well as to be directed to sources of support.
Carers in Bedfordshire's support workers are here to help you when there is a hospital admission – whether that is the person you care for or yourself. Just let them know either by completing their form or phoning up. One of their support workers will then phone you to offer emotional and practical support. You may need information, advice, practical and emotional support at a time when things can feel quite overwhelming. They know that supporting someone, both in hospital and out, can be distressing and a real strain for you in your caring role. A hospital admission can also lead to an increase in the amount of care needed, either in the short or long term. Carers in Bedfordshire offer support such as:
- Offering you additional support during this period. We know this can be a scary time.
- Talking to hospital staff to ensure you get the information you need whilst the person you care for is in hospital.
- Providing information about discharge processes and procedures and continuing care.
Do you look after someone? A carer is someone who provides help and support to a partner, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without this help. The support that carers provide is unpaid. Carers Network's vision is that every unpaid carer is recognised and able to lead a healthy, fulfilling life. They work in the City of Westminster, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Sunderland Carers Centre provide support for people who look after others. That doesn’t mean professional carers. They offer support to those who care for their husband, wife, mam, dad, son, daughter, sibling, friend or other relative. Providing information, advice and guidance to carers in and around Sunderland – and it’s all confidential, non-judgemental and impartial. The Carers Centre is a “centrepoint” for carers in the city, assisting directly when and where they can and linking people with other organisations when more appropriate, to ensure every user gets the support they require.
If the person you care for is admitted to hospital, it’s possible that this can effect the needs of both yourself and that person. There is a process that should be followed within hospitals to ensure a safe hospital discharge: Patients should be involved in every step of their discharge and discussions about what needs to be put in place should start as soon as possible. As a Carer, you should also be involved with this, with the permission of the person you care for. An assessment should be carried out to determine if care needs to be arranged for when a patient returns home and what that care will look like. It may be that extra personal care is required or equipment is needed to aid recovery. It is important that, as a Carer, you are able to talk about what you can and can’t, reasonably, do. Perhaps the mobility of the person you care for has become restricted due to their hospital stay and you are unable to assist them with moving; this would need to be explained in order to make sure the correct help is put in place.