Carers' Support

Register as a Carer

It is important that we know if you are a carer so that we can make sure you receive information, services and the help that is available. If you are a carer please complete our online form.

BAME Carers

The services provided to Gloucestershire’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic carers are:

Gloucestershire Chinese Women’s Guild: www.gcwg.org.uk

Ebony Community Carers: www.yourcircle.org.uk/Ebony-Community-Care

Black Elders Day Centre: www.yourcircle.org.uk

Golden Years Luncheon Club: www.yourcircle.org.uk

Friendship Café: www.thefriendshipcafe.com

Gloucestershire Carers Emergency Scheme

Do you care for someone? What would happen if you got caught in a emergency?

The Gloucestershire Carers Emergency Scheme (CES) can help. It will help to give you peace of mind that the person that you care for will receive support if an emergency arises which prevents you from caring for them.

Emergency situations for example could be :

  •  becoming ill or having an unplanned hospital admission
  •  other family emergencies
  •  being delayed due to unexpected travel issues

Website: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk

Crossroads Care

Crossroads Care offers support to those with care needs and their carers.

Telephone: 01452 302542

Email: admin@crossroadsfd.org.uk

Gloucestershire Carers Hub

Gloucestershire Carers Hub offers support for carers to help not only their physical and emotional well-being, but to help them to make informed decisions that have a positive, lasting influence on their lives.

Facebook: Hub

Telephone: 0300 111 9000

Website: www.peopleplus.co.uk

Email: carers@peopleplus.co.uk

Caring for someone nearing the end of their life

Caring for someone who is nearing the end of their life is very difficult. This can be a sad and challenging time for you; you may want answers to questions which are difficult to ask.

This leaflet gives you details about several organisations that may be able to help:

www.gloucestershireccg.nhs.uk/Carers Info Leaflet

Planning ahead and other information

Caring for Someone's Eye Health

There are many things that can be done to keep them healthy and make sure their sight is functioning at its best.

Gloucestershire CCG has prepared some useful tips on caring for someones Eye Health.

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

Email: info@carersuk.org

Gloucestershire Parent Carer Forum

They are a voice for those with lived experience of being a parent carer and can offer peer support

Website: www.glosparentcarerforum.org.uk

Support for carers looking after someone living with HIV

The Eddystone Trust in Gloucestershire

Website: www.eddystone.org.uk

Telephone: 0800 328 3508

Carers' Support Policy

If you identify yourself as a carer our staff, following our Carers’ Support Policy, can provide you with extra support.

Gloucester Care Services

Gloucester Care Services offer a variety of different services to help the community.

Website: www.glos-care.nhs.uk

Support for defence personnel and their families

Royal British Legion

Support starts after seven days of service and continues through life.

Telephone: 0808 802 8080

Website: www.britishlegion.org.uk

RAFA (Royal Air Forces Association)

The charity that supports the RAF family.

Telephone: 0300 102 1919

Email: advice@rafbf.org.ukSSAFA

SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association)

The Gloucestershire branch of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

Telephone: 01452 520255

Website: www.ssafa.org.uk/gloucestershire

Support from Longfield Community Hospice Care

Longfield Community Hospice Care recognises anyone who provides unpaid care and support for someone as a carer, so whatever your relationship with the person who is ill, or however you describe yourself, there is a range of support available.

Phone: 01453 886868

Facebook: @LongfieldHospice

Twitter: @longfieldcare

Website: www.longfield.org.uk

Carers Trust

Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. Find help about money and benefits, getting a break, health and wellbeing, getting out and about.

Facebook: @carerstrust

Twitter: @CarersTrust

Website: carers.org