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Crossroads – Caring for Carers – York

Crossroads currently support family carers and the people they care for across many areas in North Yorkshire, including:
  • Harrogate
  • Knaresborough
  • Ripon
  • York
  • Selby
They specialise locally in enabling respite for carers by providing the people they look after with home visits from their professional care workers. Their aim is to reduce the everyday stresses carers face by enabling them to take a break on a regular or occasional basis, with the knowledge that the person requiring care is safe and supported.

York Carers Centre

York Carers Centre is an independent charity and a network member of the national Carers Trust. Working in partnership with carers, statutory and voluntary organisations to ensure unpaid carers throughout York have access to confidential information, advice and support. They work with carers to influence positive change in service delivery with local government, employers, schools and health providers. York Carers Centre supports carers of all ages:
  • Adults
  • Young adults (18 to 25)
  • Young carers (5 to 18)
The funding comes from a variety of sources and the principal funders are the City of York Council and the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group. They rely on grants from charitable trusts and on donations and fundraising to enable them to deliver specific projects.

Caring Together – Norfolk

Caring Together is a leading charity supporting carers of all ages across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. They provide information and advice, run services in our local communities and campaign so that carers have choices.

Norfolk Family Carers

Norfolk Family Carers have been advising and supporting unpaid carers in Norfolk since 1993. Using their experience over the last two decades, they are introducing new, personalised support packages to help people balance their caring responsibilities with the rest of their lives. They offer practical and emotional support for carers at all stages of their caring journey.

Age UK – Norfolk

Age UK Norfolk raise their own funds and rely on local fundraising to provide vital services across the county. Their relationship with other Age UK charities allows us to share knowledge and expertise, and to actively promote the wellbeing of older people through collective national and local campaigning work. Age UK Norfolk are proud to be making Norfolk a great place to grow older!

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals

Carer’s Passport

Their Carer’s Passport supports carers visiting patients staying in hospital to provide care such as emotional and psychological support to maintain health and wellbeing, helping at mealtimes and providing personal care. It’s available on all adult in-patient wards at the discretion of the nurse in charge and offers concessions as a small gesture of thanks and appreciation, including discounted meals in the main restaurant and coffee shops in the West and East Outpatient areas and free parking.

Carer’s Partnership Agreement

The Carer’s Partnership Agreement Form is completed by staff when issuing the Carer’s Passport and sets out an agreement between the carer and ward about what support they can offer the patient. Patient care will always remain the responsibility of ward staff, but they recognise that some carers may wish to continue supporting the person they usually care for while they are in hospital. They aim to work in partnership with you and want to ensure that ward staff and carers are fully aware of each other’s responsibilities and expectations in meeting the patient’s needs. It’s important to establish what you wish your role to be and this information will be held as an agreement between the main carer and ward staff and reviewed regularly.

Carers Matter Norfolk

Are you looking after a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, mental health or addiction cannot manage without your support?

If so, you are one of 100,000 unpaid carers living in Norfolk. Carers Matter Norfolk is here to support you.

Equipment Hire – Norfolk

All County Councils have a statutory requirement to provide Community Equipment Services for people with social care needs, to enable them to stay living at home as independently as possible. NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group have a statutory requirement to provide similar equipment for people with health care needs. Norfolk County Council (NCC) and Suffolk County Council (SCC) work together to provide an Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES) for Norfolk & Waveney. Nottingham Rehab Services Ltd (NRS Healthcare) is our service provider for the delivery, collection, repair and servicing of community equipment within Norfolk and Waveney.

Equipment provided

Working closely with occupational therapists and other clinicians, ICES loans equipment free of charge to enable people to stay living at home independently, reducing the need for hospital or care home admissions. The provision of equipment is often key to facilitating hospital discharges. All equipment loaned will be provided on an individual basis to people who have been assessed as needing it. Here are some examples of what their equipment can help with:
  • Getting into and out of bed
  • Getting in and out of the bath, or up from the toilet
  • Getting washed and dressed
  • Getting up out of a chair
  • Carrying things between rooms

Norfolk County Council

Many people are carers without knowing it. You are an informal carer if you look after a family member, friend or neighbour who can't cope without your support because they are ill or disabled. As a carer, you have legal rights including access to financial support, practical help and employment support.

Adult Social Care – Leeds

Get support while caring for someone, including help to take a break and carer's assessments.

Leeds Teaching Hospital

Not everyone realises that “in looking after somebody” they have become a carer. A carer is someone who, without payment, cares for a friend, family member, neighbour, or in fact anybody who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental health issues, substance misuse or disability. Carers come from all walks of life, can be all ages and are in different caring situations; often they have other commitments such as work, family and study. At the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust we value the important role that carers play and know that being a carer can sometimes be difficult, demanding, both physically and emotionally, and isolating. We also appreciate that carers have a lot of knowledge about the person they care for and their condition, and that it is important to listen to carers and involve them in decisions about a patient’s care.

Carers Leeds

Are you helping a friend or family member due to their illness, disability, mental health issue or a substance misuse problem? Yes? – Then you are one of 74,000 unpaid carers in Leeds and they are here to support you.

Lincolnshire Council

There is a wide range of resources and information for carers available locally. You may want to find out more about what is available to you in your community including other local and national resources. You can access a wide range of groups and organisations that offer help and advice in Lincolnshire. Some of this is free, and some you will have to pay for.

Connect to Support- Lincolnshire

Connect to Support Lincolnshire is an online information and advice library, community directory and marketplace for adults in Lincolnshire. Their website is intended for adults who want to find out about local groups, activities and services within the community.

Shine – Lincolnshire

Shine Lincolnshire is a county wide charity which aims to support people with poor mental health to live well through accessing a range of support services, working with service users and carers and other agencies in Lincolnshire. Their site is designed to help people connect to locally based services. They are there to help build a network of support which will enable people to live independently in their own homes and communities with access to a range of activities and services that support recovery and good mental health; and generally, contributes to improved health, wellbeing, independence, and choice for people with a mental illness including serious mental illness.

Lincolnshire Carers Service – Lincolnshire

For most people, caring is a rewarding and positive experience. However, for some people, caring can cause difficulties and sometimes advice, information and support is needed. This may be for many reasons, including physical and emotional health, as well as work or finances. The Lincolnshire Carers Service may be able to give you further advice. If you need to talk to someone about your caring role, call 01522 782224 (8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday). To find out what help and support is available, email carersservice@lincolnshire.gov.uk. Further help and support for you in your caring role is available on the Carers FIRST website.

Equipment Loans and Returns

Equipment stores at Scunthorpe and Grimsby hospitals loan out specialist items to help you with everyday life.

North East Lincolnshire Council – North East Lincolnshire

Information about services provided by North East Lincolnshire Council.

NAViGO – North East Lincolnshire

Provides mental health and associated services in North East Lincolnshire.

Healthwatch – North East Lincolnshire

Healthwatch North East Lincolnshire works to help you get the best out of your local health and social care services. Whether it’s improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow.

Focus independent adult social work – North East Lincolnshire

Single Point of Access for community health and social care support, advice and information for residents in North East Lincolnshire.

Carelink – North East Lincolnshire

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.

Care Plus Group – North East Lincolnshire

Provides adult health and social care services to people across North East Lincolnshire.

Step Change

If you need free advice on problem debt, you can call StepChange. Their team of debt experts can help you find the solutions you need.