Do you support a neighbour or close relative, or do the neighbours in the street where a relative lives help to support them for you?
Did you know that many people do some form of caring act within their community but do not receive help that they are entitled to receive?
i attended a forum meeting yesterday, and received some very enlightening information in regards to what makes someone a carer, and how little you need to be doing to be classed as a carer.
DO YOU KNOW?
ARE YOU CURRENTLY IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS?
Do you help someone with any of the following tasks? : –
The weekly shopping as they cannot walk, travel or carry goods themselves,
Collecting a prescription,
Support for someone through night times,
Taking someone to a doctor or similar appointment,
Emotional support for someone with a mental or ongoing home situation,
Meals preparation and deliveries,
Domestic chores that are unpaid.
if you are unsure, contact the local Support Service –
Carer’s Support Service – 01472 242277
8AM TO 7PM – WEEKDAYS / 10AM TO 2PM – WEEKENDS.
Call in – 1 Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HY.
Get more information from – www.carerssupportcentre.com
So if you are helping a local neighbour, or asking a neighbour in a relative’s street to help care for a relative, then you need to talk to these advisors to see if they can offer free assistance or guidance to what you are entitled to receive. it could be only a temporary arrangement, but is still caring !
REMEMBER – 60% OF CARERS DO NOT THINK THAT THEY ARE A CARER.
3 IN 5 OF US WILL BE A CARER AT SOME TIME DURING OUR LIFETIMES !
YOU SHOULD NOT FEEL THAT YOU ARE ALONE. HELP IS THERE FOR YOU !