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Free Support & Services for Carers
Carers are family, friends or neighbours who help someone with some aspect of daily living because they are ill, frail or have a physical, sensory or learning disability. This can be personal care, practical help like shopping and household tasks or just emotional support.
Carers Assessments for Carers to discuss their caring role and decide on any support or services they may need.
Carers Emergency Contingency Plan & Card Scheme to ensure replacement care or family/friends are contacted if a Carer has an emergency.
Volunteer Sitting Service – Volunteers will sit with the cared-for so Carers can have a break e.g. go shopping, go to an appointment or use Carers services (no personal care provided).
Groups of Carers meet regularly in Barrow.
Contact with others in a similar caring role.
Referrals to other agencies that may be able to offer support.
Counselling to help with issues related to the caring role.
Aromatherapy for relaxation and to help cope with stress.
Craft Group/Drop-in – Tuesday 1.30 – 3pm.
Drop-in Sessions for Carers to call in for information or just a coffee and a chat. Friday 9.30am – 11am at Furness Carers Meeting Room, Hindpool Community Centre, Nelson Street, Barrow-in-Furness.
Young Carers Project, which supports those aged 5-18 who care for parents, siblings or other relatives.
Other Services as required by Carers’ individual needs.