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If you are please let us know. Caring for someone else can be very rewarding but it can also be stressful, isolating and can impact on the carer’s own health and wellbeing. Many carers also navigate the added pressure of juggling their caring and work responsibilities.
Carers looking for support can contact the Carers Helpline on 0151 670 0777 or for a Carers Assessment contact 0151 514 2222, or visit http://www.wirral.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/adult-social-care/support-carers/support-available-carers to complete an online assessment.
Wirral Council are encouraging carers to download and offering free access to ‘Jointly’, an app offering a range of practical tools and resources for carers such as shared calendars, task lists and local agency contacts.
Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group’s website also has a page dedicated to carers, with information on resources and support – please click here for link to website
There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
Work and Disability Guidance, support and help with employment issues.
Being a Young carer Advice for carers 18 or under and their entitlement to support
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.