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Carers Information

Sources of Support & Information for Carers

There are a number of networks that can help you as a Carer. These are:

The Care Network

http://www.thecarenetwork.co.uk/

An independent charity and company limited by guarantee, funded mainly by Social Services and the Primary Care Trust to support informal Carers in Bath and North East Somerset. They have been working with Carers for over 10 years.

They offer practical information and the emotional support Carers need to make life easier for them and the person they care for. They signpost Carers to the appropriate local or national services, inform Carers of their rights and offer support where possible to enable people to get the services they need

For further information:

Carers Line: 01761 431389

Carers Line dedicated line for Carers - guaranteed response from a Carers Support Worker between these times:

Mon to Thurs 9-11, 1-3pm

Fridays 9-11

Office Telephone: 01761 431388

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm

Fax: 01761 431288

Email carerssupport@thecarenetwork.co.uk

By post or call in to:

The Care Network, 1 Riverside Cottages, Radstock, Bath BA3 3PS

Office open Mon - Friday 9-4pm

The Care Forum

http://www.thecareforum.org/

The Care Forum is an independent voluntary and community sector infrastructure organisation. They work primarily across Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

What They Do

  • Support communication, consultation and networking with the voluntary and community sector (VCS)
  • Promote partnership working with the VCS
  • Empower adults and young people to voice issues about local social and community care services
  • Provide information and advice about voluntary and statutory sector health and well-being services

Contact Details

Write to:

The Care Forum, The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds BS16 2QQ

Tel: 0117 965 4444

Fax: 0117 965 0200

Minicom: 0117 965 0800

Email: admin@thecareforum.org.uk

Office opening times:

Monday to Thursday 9am - 5.00pm

Friday 9am - 4.30pm

Support is also available from Social Services:

http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/BathNES/healthandsocial/carers/default.htm

If you are caring for a friend or relative who needs help to look after themselves, the Council may be able to provide you with help and support either for yourself or the person you are looking after.

Contact the Adult Duty social worker on 01225 477000.



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