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Carers who are providing regular and substantial care to someone have a legal right to an assessment of their own needs.

Anyone can be a carer.  Whether you are caring for someone with a disability, a long term illness or a short term condition, we can support you so that you can give the best care possible.

 

Click on any of the headings below to see which kind of service best suits YOU.

You choose how we can support you best.

Meet & Talk Groups
Social groups – meet other carers in confidence. Share experiences and encouragement with other carers, over tea or coffee. We often have guest speakers from professional organisations, and art and craft activities. No need to book, just pop in!

Telephone Advice
If you just want some advice in regards to your caring role, please call the office to discuss how we can help you.

Call us between 9.00am and 5.00pm on weekdays. Tel: 01233 664393

Training and Education
With several programmes to choose from, we can support you with your caring role.  Courses included are: caring with confidence; therapeutic and relaxation; first aid and manual handling training.
Telephone befriending service
This service offers carers, who may feel isolated by their caring role, a number of scheduled calls with one of our highly trained volunteer befriending team.  Carers will need to be referred to this service by one of our Coordinators, following a Carers Assessment.
Carers Assessments
Carers who are providing regular and substantial care to someone have a legal right to an assessment of their own needs.

Our skilled Coordinators will discuss your caring role and provide you with advice, guidance and support to enable you to continue caring, by helping you to maintain your own health and well-being, and your work-life balance.

We can offer you help and information to guide you through a variety of issues and generally improve your sense of well-being by:

  • Providing awareness of financial benefits
  • Providing awareness of other community services
  • Developing a Support Plan to suit your caring role
  • Providing activities, training and education
  • Offering events and days away from your caring role

All services are confidential and non-judgmental and are designed to support you with your caring role.

Time away from your caring role
If there are enough carers who would like to get together for a day out or maybe some pampering, we can organise trips and activities, to give you a break from your caring role.

Accreditations of Ashford Carers