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You are a carer if
you provide a substantial amount of unpaid help and support to a family
member or friend who couldn’t manage on their own due to sickness, age or
Caring can be a very difficult,
demanding and all consuming task, no matter how close you are to the person
you care for. Caring can affect your health, making you feel tired,
frustrated, stressed, angry and feeling guilty,
leaving you with very little time for yourself.
Carers Link provides information and support to carers and young carers
throughout Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.
We provide a wide range of support including information, training, a
listening ear and the opportunity to ensure that carers
voices and views are heard.
Link – Hyndburn and Ribble Valley
Floor Office, Melbourne House
Accrington, BB5 6PU
to Carers Link is on Water Street)
We are proud to be
part of Carers Lancashire
Call Carers Lancashire
on 0345 688 7113
In partnership with:
activate your Peace of Mind 4 Carers plan call
Please try and have your reference number ready when you call
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Warm Homes Hyndburn Scheme Right now Dyson Energy Services and Keepmoat,
working in partnership with Hyndburn Council and Homewise,
have government funding available to offer qualifying households in the area
FREE energy saving home improvements such as insulation and free boiler
replacement. To see if you qualify
either call Homewise on 01254 232249 or visit their
website and fill in a short form www.warmhomeshyndburn.co.uk
Alzheimer's Society are
conducting a survey to ask people with dementia how well they are living in
their communities. The survey results will feed into the Society's 'Dementia
2014' report, will provide a snapshot of current experiences and attitudes
towards dementia and build on Alzheimer's Society's previous 'Dementia 2012'
and 'Dementia 2013' reports.
The survey can be completed online or downloaded and returned by post or
email. The survey will close on Monday 9 December.
For more information, and to access the survey, please click here.
in Service We are
delighted to be able to offer a FREE sitting in Service covering East
Lancashire. For more information
please see our Adult Carers Support page or contact Yasmin
01254 387444. Are you interested in
becoming a volunteer for our Sitting in Service see our vacancies
page for more details.
Carers Travel Guide If you are
planning a holiday, whether you want a break in the UK, a holiday abroad or
want to try a holiday doing something a little different, the Lancashire Carers Travel Guide can help!
Click here to watch a film
aiming to raise awareness among the public of the decision-making rights and
abilities of people with dementia and to help people with memory problems and
their families make decisions on a daily basis.
Outreach Work We do regular outreach work in local GP
surgeries, hospitals and with Help Direct’s STAN
(Services to a Neighbourhood). Watch
this space for updates.
Peace of Mind 4 Carers Many carers worry about who will look after the people they care for
if something unexpectedly happens to them.
The Peace of Mind 4 carers plan takes this worry away, click on the Adult Carers page for more information.
Peace of Mind 4 Carers have been commended by the judges for the Innovation in
Social Care category in The MJ Local Government Achievement Awards
Carers Toolkit NHS
have released ‘Your Good Health! A toolkit for family carers’ click here for lots of
Cerebra Guide, Cerebra, a national charity for children with
neurological conditions, has produced a new guide. This guide has been
prepared for parents of disabled children who are under 16 who want to find
out more about the support that’s available to them in their role as parent
carers. Click here to download.
See the latest
newsletter in our newsletter section.
Do you need urgent medical attention??
Call the GP Out of Hours Service: 08452 26 26 26
Click HERE for more information