Information & Advice
Sometimes the range of services and supports available to carers can be bewildering. The centre can help you access information and advice relating to your caring role. For example:
- How do I access home care for the person I care for?
- What is a Carers Assessment? What is a community care assessment?
- Are there voluntary organisations in my area that could help?
- Am I entitled to respite?
- What should I do if I am not happy with the services?
The carers centre is able to provide help discovering the answers to these questions and anymore you may have.
Having a caring role for a loved one can be very isolating and emotionally draining.
Staff at the carers centre are available to talk things through with you or simply provide a listening ear.Knowing that you are not alone and that other carers can understand how you feel can often be a great comfort. The carers centre facilitates various groups where you can meet other carters.
The carers centre also offers a wide variety of training and information sessions to carers, to answer questions or provide clarification on topics relating to caring.
What is Self Directed Support?
- How do I safely help my mother out of bed?
- What rights do I have as a carer?
- How will I manage to remain calm in a stressful situation?
Whether you want to find ways of coping with everyday stresses, increase confidence or access information, the carers centre can help.
Short Break Services
- Would a short break service help you access our support groups or training sessions?
- Are you going through a particularly difficult phase due to your intense caring role?
- Are there occasions when important appointments or occasions are in jeopardy because you cannot leave the person you care for on their own?
Staff at the carers centre can organise a suitably trained care worker from the approved provider or agency to look after the person you care for, ensuring their safety, while you are out. This service though time limited and on an 'ad hoc' basis, would be funded by the carers centre.
Carers centre funding is limited but staff can work with you to find an alternative solution if required.
At the centre we can help you apply and complete various benefit or grant applications. Alternatively we can also make appropriate refferals on your behalf to specific money advice/welfare benefits professionals.
Having your voice heard
Do you somtimes feel intimidated by professionals or procedures that you come in contact with in relation to your caring role?
Staff at the carers centre can assist you in these matters, ensuring your views are heard and taken into account.
A programme of training is avaliable to carers in North East Glasgow on a variety of topics which can support you in your caring role or to assist you to maintain your health and wellbeing.