My Caring Journey
The onset of the Caring role can in itself be difficult, this may occur without warning such as caring for a loved one following an accident, or could involve Caring for someone with a congenital disorder.
Equally the loss of the Caring role through death or the Cared for moving into long term Care can have instrumental effects on the Carer.
At whatever stage the Caring role can be demanding and have a huge impact on a Carers life.
The transitions of the Caring role can often mean that Carers can become isolated with many Carers failing to address their own health and wellbeing needs.
The My Caring Journey project provides a holistic support package enabling Carers to feel better supported and able to make informed choices about their caring role and own health and wellbeing.
Once a Carer is referred to the project they will be allocated a named Carers Support Worker who will work with the Carer to produce a Carers Support Plan, and also to provide the Carer with support, information and advice throughout the Caring role.
The Carers Support Plan will assess the needs and tailor a holistic support package for the Carer’s personal needs at varying stages of Caring including when Caring ends.
Carers will also be offered :
One to one support, including outreach work to reach the most isolated Carers in our community
One to One Counselling
Financial help and advice around benefits
Group Support through the operation of Carer Led weekly support groups, including specific support groups
Carers will received a My Caring Journal
Carers Health and Wellbeing Support Groups
Referrals to other specialist organisations.
Support to apply for external funding and benefits
What to do next
If you are a Carer and would like to be referred to us to start receiving support, all you need to do is phone
If you are a professional, and would like to make a Carer Referral please click here