Our CarerLinks service is still operating during the current Covid-19 Crisis.
For full details of what we can currently offer to carers, click here
Call us today on 01432 663057
What is CarerLinks?
Every day 6,000 people will become a carer. CarerLinks offers emotional and practical support to unpaid carers, helping them to protect their health and wellbeing and cope with their caring role. Carer advisors provide a listening ear and can link carers into services and support.
Who is a carer?
A carer is someone of any age who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who, due to illness, a disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without support.
Why do we need to identify carers?
Caring can be very rewarding, but also very demanding and can affect physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Many carers are trying to work, study and look after other family members in addition to their caring responsibilities. It is important to ensure carers are aware of support available as early as possible.
How CarerLinks can help?
- By supporting carers to think about their own needs and plan action for change
- By listening and offering a range of services and support to help carers improve their health and well being, including; 1:1 support, information, advice, advocacy and signposting
- By offering support with applications for attendance allowance, carers allowance and blue badges
- By working in partnership to link carers with all other sources of help and support
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Emergency and Future Planning
There are many things to consider when caring for someone, however, what would you do in the event of an unforeseen emergency?
Our Emergency and Future Planning pack gives lots of information and tips to help you prepare for the unexpected.
Download emergency and future planning pack here
Time for a Natter…
Why not take some time out and join one of our CarerLinks Carer Advisors along with other carers for a good old natter online. These sessions are free of charge to carers.
Please join our local Facebook group for information, advice and to chat to other carers in Herefordshire.
Please note, you will need a Facebook account to join the group.
This service is commissioned by Herefordshire Council.