Becoming a carer can affect a person’s finances, social life, education and employment, and general health and well-being. Who cares? Over 7 million people in the UK do and over 47,500 are here in Wiltshire.
We support all carers in Wiltshire, including young carers and young adult carers. We help them to access services, information, education and training, respite and breaks from their caring role.
We ensure they have a voice that is heard and work with health and social care professionals and employers to raise carer awareness and develop best practice.
Our services include:
- Support, information and advice
- Free courses to help carers in their caring role
- Days out and hobby groups
- Pampering and complementary therapy sessions
- Connections to local communities with our Make a Friend, Be a Friend project
- Friendly Support Groups and Carer Cafes
- One-to-one support and befriending if needed
- Opportunities to get involved and shape services
- Our Courage to Care project supports those caring within serving families
- Our twice yearly newsletter, what’s on guide and monthly Carers News e-newsletter keep carers up to date with news, what’s on and services available
Our Support and Referral teams work with carers to ensure they receive the support they need to continue caring.
Our Reaching Communities team work with healthcare professionals, GPs, hospitals and schools to educate, inform and advise.
Our Community Connector team work out in the community helping to identify carers and signpost them to services in their communities.
Our Working for Carers initiative works with employers to help them support carers in the workplace.