Are you a carer? do you help another person, usually a relative or friend, in their day-to-day life. This is not the same as someone who provides care professionally, or through a voluntary organisation. This care can be provided in the carers own home or somewhere else.
Caring for someone covers lots of different things, like helping with their washing, dressing or eating, taking them to regular appointments or keeping them company when they feel lonely or anxious.
If the answer is yes and you are aged 18 years or over and live in Hull or you are registered with a Hull GP and you would like help and support then please following the link below:
As carer you can now benefit from a Carers Card; a card which officially identifies you as a carer and that should be carried by you at all times.
The card has two main purposes:
- To notify emergency services that someone you are responsible for needs support, should something happen to you. This service will cost £10 per year.
- To get you discounted access to local health and wellbeing services, as well as with selected local shops and businesses. A discount only card can be purchased for a one off fee of £3.
The Carers Information and Support service can help and guide, support with the following:
- DWP advice and direct referral
- access to information relevant to your caring role
- help registering as a carer for your GP
- free confidential advice and support
- free befriending support
- access to respite
- access to Legal Financial Advice
- Carers group (access and support to set up a carers group)
- free services with one of their trained carer support professionals
- signposting and referrals to other services
- free support courses for carers
- assessment and eligibility to access the Direct Payment For Carers grant scheme