Here are some carer friendly services you might be interested in
General advice and resources for carers
Wiltshire Council Adult Care Team
0300 456 0111
Your Care Your Support Wiltshire
For information on health and social care in Wiltshire visit the Wiltshire Council You Care Your Support page on their website
Wiltshire Care Services
Wiltshire Independent Support and Advice
The Carers Project
Citizens Advice Bureau
Information and advice for the over 50’s
Devizes: 01380 735500 Salisbury 01722 335425
Independent Living Centre
Offering impartial advice to elderly and disabled people, providing practical solutions for independent living within the Wiltshire and Bath areas.
The Advocacy People
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 The Adocacy People 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 or phone 0300 456 0300.
Community groups and activities
Incredible Edible with Dorothy House
Plot to plate community allotment group. Open to those with connections to Dorothy House. Referrals only. Find out more here
Fun 4 All
Visit the Fun 4 All website for monthly events, theatre visits and local outings.
Tel: 01249 654390
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s
Caring for someone with Parkinson’s Disease
Stroke Recovery Service
The local Stroke Recovery Coordinator provides information, practical advice and emotional support in the aftermath of stroke. Tel: 01722 329053 or email.
Caring for someone with mental health issues
Bipolar UK Carer Telephone Mentoring
Bipolar UK offer a telephone based peer mentoring service that will give you the chance to talk one-to-one with someone else who has supported someone with bipolar. To find out more email or ring 0333 323 4458
Aimed at a range of people including, employers, young people, parents/carers, the Work Wiltshire website has vital employment and skills information for young people, employers, those who are vulnerable, have complex needs or disabilities and people who require financial support.
Support and activities for parent carers of children and young people aged 0 – 25 years, who have Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities (SEND).
Caring for pets – Cinnamon Trust
Cinnamon Trust run a national fostering service for pets whose owner faces a spell in hospital. They also provide a volunteer dog walking service – ideal for those unable to take their dog for a walk, or for those who don’t have a pet, but would benefit from the break and companionship a walk would provide. Find out more by ringing 01736 757900 or visit their website.
Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution
RABI is the national charity for the farming community. They have a free helpline for grants assistance enquiries: 0808 281 9490