Information for Carers

Am I a Carer?

Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health problems? If so, you are a carer. We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring without help or support. We know that carers are often 'hidden' looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day-to-day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer.

Carers are important

Caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating. Carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much.

Carer's Groups

Carer's groups take place across South Gloucestershire. They are open to all carers so that they can meet other carers, have a cup of tea and chat, and pick up information. There is no need to book- just turn up

Badminton Gardens
Dibden Road
Downend    

Meet on 4th Wednesday
of each month
2-4pm 

More information available from Carers Line on
0117 965 2200 

The Library
Broad Street 
Staple Hill

Meet on 2nd Monday
of each month 
2.30-4pm

More information available from Sue Jacques
01454 868267 

Further information on a range of other Carers' Groups include dedicated groups for dementia, mental health and learning difficulties is available from Carers Line on 0117 965 2200

Alternatively, please contact Reception and ask for a Carers Identification and Referral Form.

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