Carers Advice

Carers Information Course & Carers Pop up Cafe

We wanted to let you know that we are looking at new ways we can help support your role as a carer. 

We are excited to let you know we have events happening from September which is open to all carers: 

Carers Information Course - Starting Thursday 23rd September at Christ Church, Northmead Drive, Creekmoor - running for 5 weeks - information is attached.   Please note we only have 20 places available so early booking is advisable.  To book your space please email us at Birchwood.Carers@dorsetgp.nhs.uk

Pop up café - 11am-12pm every Thursday at Christ Church, Northmead Drive, Creekmoor with free refreshments - starting 23rd September.  Come and have a drink and a chat with other carers. 

 

NEW SERVICE - HOME ALERTLINES 4 CARERS

The Leonardo Trust have joined forces with Connected Living to provide a comprehensive Home Alert Line service for carers. 

We will provide the following to any recognised carer or the person they care for:

Working in partnership with Connected Living we are offering FREE installation and the first TWO MONTHS FREE for Connected Living – At Home Package.  This will include a monitored Home Alarm and Pendant. Connected Living will undertake an assessment with the customer and Carer during the installation. Further funding may be available from The Leonardo Trust for an extended service, additional equipment or a Keysafe if required.

Application is by agency referral form (attached which is also able to be submitted online via www.leonardotrust.org)

 

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

Carers UK Useful Guide:

Looking After Someone

 

Age UK - Are you Caring for someone with Dementia

Are you caring for
someone with dementia?
This free workshop will be held virtually and face-to-face in small groups. Please let the memory assessment service know which you would prefer and which area you can travel to so we can plan sessions.
Ideally, you will need to attend all seven weekly sessions.
The aim of the workshop is to maintain the wellbeing of the person you care for and yourself and to meet other people in a similar situation, in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.
• Find out how it affects the person you care for.
• Discover ways to respond to un-usual things the person may say or do.
• Learn ways to combat stress and how to recognise it in yourself.
• Be better prepared should a crisis loom.
• Places are limited. Please note that this course is not suitable for the person you care for to attend.
For further information, or to book a place, please contact team administrator, Christine Tilley on 03003035342
Then you might be interested in this dementia workshop for families and friends caring for someone with dementia

Prama

Prama have teamed up with HSBC@Home to deliver a 30-minute virtual webinar on how torecognise fraud, including the different types of fraud, and provide tools on how to protect yourself.

Join the Facebook event or sign up via Eventbrite

Join us on 28th April at 1pm via a computer, tablet or smart phone.
You will be able to see and hear the presenter, but they will not be able to see or hear you. You can also ask questions via a live Q&A using your keyboard.

To find out more, call Prama Fundraiser ChrisWakefield on
07775677162
or email
chris.wakefield@pramafoundation.org.uk

 

Memory Lane Groups - TALBOT VILLAGE PL Memory Lane (002).pdf

If you are a carer please let us know via the form below - we may be able to help you

Further Information

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

        One Carer’s Experience

        Dorset Council resource booklet for Carers and those who loafter someone else

        CARER IDENTIFICATION FORM

 

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

Unpaid and Young Carers