The below are a list of organisations that may be able to offer additional support for your individual circumstances. If you require any further information on any of these organisations or the services they offer, do give us a call on 0800 181 4118.
General advice and resources for carers
Wiltshire Council Adult Social Care Team – https://adults.wiltshire.gov.uk/Services/9
Any adult living in Wiltshire or thinking about moving to the area, including family and friends, can contact the Wiltshire Council Adult Social Care Team to find out how social care and other services could help. When you call, you will initially talk to an information officer. Your enquiry may then be triaged by our Social Workers and Occupational Therapists. You can reach the team by calling 0300 456 0111.
Wiltshire Care Services
You can search for care homes in Wiltshire on the Care Choices website here – http://www.carechoices.co.uk/region/south-west/wiltshire/. The Wiltshire Adult Care and Support Guide can also help you find nursing homes for the elderly and domiciliary care for someone with learning disabilities, and also contains advice on staying independent at home and paying for care. You can either download the guide as a PDF or read as an eBook on the Care Choices website – https://www.carechoices.co.uk/publication/wiltshire-care-services-directory/.
Wiltshire Parent Carer Council (WPCC) – https://www.wiltshireparentcarercouncil.co.uk/en/Home_Page
Founded in 2008, the WPCC is an independent organisation which is managed and run by parent carers, for parent carers. You can contact them by calling 01225 764 647.
The Carers Project
The Carers Project is part of Wiltshire’s Citizens Advice Bureau. It offers support to carers in Wiltshire with welfare benefit advice, debt and money management. You can call them to make an appointment on: 01249 474064 or email carersprojectcitizensadvicewiltshire.org.uk. You can also download The Carers Project leaflet here – https://carersupportwiltshire.co.uk/app/uploads/2023/09/CAB-Carers-Project-Leaflet.pdf
Citizens Advice Bureau – https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
Search for advice on their website or search by postcode to find your local branch.
Age UK – https://www.ageuk.org.uk/wiltshire/
Age UK gives information and advice for the over 50’s. You can reach the Devizes branch on 01380 735500 and the Salisbury office on 01722 335425.
Independent Living Centre – https://ilc.org.uk/
The Independent Living Centre offers impartial advice to elderly and disabled people, providing practical solutions for independent living within the Wiltshire and Bath areas. Call them on 01380 871007.
The Advocacy People – https://www.theadvocacypeople.org.uk/
The Advocacy People services help resolve issues or concerns you may have about your health and wellbeing or your health and social care services. Find out more on their website or phone 0330 440 9000.
Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) – for information on lasting power of attorney
For information on creating, registering, objecting to or disclaiming a lasting power of attorney or enduring power of attorney visit the Government webpage (https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/lasting-power-of-attorney-forms) or phone 0300 456 0300.
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service
This service offers a range of advice and support to carers, neighbours and family members through its Safe & Well service. It specifically targets people who live alone, are aged 65yrs+, have care and support needs, smoke unsafely or use alcohol or medication, have reduced mobility or have hoarding or mental health issues.
To arrange a visit, called 0800 038 2323 free of charge, or visit – www.dwfire.org.uk/safe-and-well-visits and make a request online.