As most of you will be aware the last three months have been difficult as we have said goodbye to valued colleagues who have been made redundant (see page 2 of the attached) as a result of cuts to our core funding.

    Thank you to all of you who have written and telephoned your support, we received over 130 responses to the letter we sent out in January.

    However, thanks to the diligence and hard work of our former Director and our Trustee Board, and the
    loyalty of our continuing staff team, we are pleased to report that in spite of this reduction in staff, we
    aim to continue with the full range of support and services to our registered carers:

    • Carer specific information and advice including benefits, Power of Attorney, wills, trust funds and other legal matters
    • Peer support at groups, coffee mornings, Young Carer clubs, events and outings
    • One-to-one emotional support
    • Carer specific training including moving and handling, medication management, first aid, condition specific awareness e.g. dementia, diabetes, stroke etc.
    • Independent Support with Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans
    • Counselling

    We will continue to closely monitor and evaluate everything we do over the coming year to make sure
    we can maintain the high quality of service that we always strive to achieve, despite the reduced hours
    of most of our remaining staff.

    For those of you who attended one of the council’s engagement sessions in March, we are hoping to
    receive a summary of the feedback and will share it with you in due course.

    Find out about the Care Act 2014 and what it means for you.

    Who are Carers?
    A Carer is someone who provides unpaid support to a family member, partner, child, friend or neighbour who may be ill, frail, elderly, have a disability or long-term health issue or have mental health issues.

    Carers do not necessarily live in the same home as the person they care for and may themselves be unwell, have a disability or long-term illness.

    If you look after someone who couldn’t manage without your help please get in touch. Our friendly team can offer emotional support, one-to-one advice and help with accessing the information and services that are relevant to you. We also offer complementary therapies, support groups, training opportunities and much more.  We aim to open up possibilities so that you can continue your caring responsibilities but also to take stock.  Each Carer is individual and different, what helps one person may not help another but we will help you to explore ideas and think about what might help you.


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