Carers

Does this sound like you?
If you are looking after a relative, neighbour or friend who, because of illness or disability, cannot manage without help, then you are a carer.
As a carer, it is important that you look after your own needs and get the right help, information and support:
Ensure that your surgery knows that you are a carer – ask to be added to the Carers Register
For more information:
Contact North Staffs Carers Association on 01782 793100 or visit their website www.carersfirst.com
Visit www.stoke.gov.uk  and to the Carers information, or visit www.nhs.uk/carersdirect
If you are a carer you may be entitled to a Carers’ Assessment – for further information contact the Social Care Contact Centre on 0800 561 0015
The Carers Emergency Scheme is free of charge and is open to carers who have had a Carers Assessment or review.
For further information or to register contact the Social Care Contact Team on 0800 561 0015
Carer’s Hub 
We are here to help with free
  • Support with finances, benefits and coping with debt
  • Personal health and well-being advice
  • Education, training and employment support
  • Signposting and referrals to additional specialist support
  • Events and activities
  • Talks and information sessions
Come and visit us at:
The Bridge Centre
Birches Head Road
Stoke-on-Trent
ST2 8DD
Get in touch
Mobile     0330 123 1937
Email       info@thecarershub.co.uk
www        the carershub.co.uk
Tweet      @thecarershub

 

Our Carers’ Information and Support Programme (CrISP) provides support and up-to-date, relevant information in a group environment, where carers can share experiences and find out about local and national services that can offer support.  

The Programme has been designed specifically for carers, family members and friends of people with a recent diagnosis of dementia.

Our programme consists of 4 essential sessions, each session lasting 1 hour, and will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding dementia
  • Providing support and care
  • Legal and money matters
  • Coping day-to-day and next steps

Our next CrISP programme begins on Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 2.30pm and will run for 4 consecutive weeks at the same time. Our programme is currently being delivered virtually: once you have booked onto the course, Zoom details will be shared with you via email.

For more information or to book onto the programme please e-mail: stephanie.morley@alzheimers.org.uk or call Stephanie Morley on Mobile: 07522 597760 (Working Days Mon, Tues & Wed)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

– A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
– A new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

NHS 111
Government Stay At Home Guidance
NHS Information Page