Across the UK today 6.5 million people are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.
We care, do you? We have a large number of carers recorded on our system but the actual number could be much higher than this. It is estimated that as many as 1 in 8 of us in the UK may be a carer but that many people who look after family, friends or relatives, would not recognise themselves as a carer. Every day 6,000 people become carers. Many don’t know how or where to get help. It can be frightening and very lonely.
We are well aware of the contribution that carers make in helping us look after our patients. Do we know that you are a carer? We would like to hear from you if you recognise yourself as a carer. By including this on your record we will be more aware of your pressures and needs and can ensure that you are aware of support that is available. Please ask at reception for a carers form so that we can add this to your medical record.
- Carers Trust believes in a world where the role and contribution of unpaid carers is recognised and they have access to the quality support and services they need to live their own lives. Also there is a Carers Trust for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area.
- Northamptonshire Carers - Oundle provide a confidential service to support the needs of adults looking after someone else, including Young Carers through our Carers Support Line. The service includes other ways of support and Carers Assessments.Tel; 01933 677837, email: email@example.com
- Cambridgeshire County Council support for carers.
- Adult Care and Support Services Guide with listings of all care providers and care homes in Cambridgeshire.
Carers Cafe - The Carers Cafe meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at Oundle MIND, 1 Herne Park, East Road, PE8 4BX between 1pm and 3pm. For further details please contact us.
Retreat Mental Health Group - This monthly group meets to talk about your journey/experience of mental health and to give support, advice, understanding and hope. Come along for tips and for the company of other Carers with tea/coffee. For more information on this group as well as dates and time of meetings please click here.