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Nottinghamshire Carers Hub: provides Information, advice and guidance including:

 

1-2-1 telephone support

Signposting to other organisations

Virtual online Carer Support Groups via the online medium GoToMeeting

Virtual online drop in sessions (face to face with a support worker via various online channels, on dates and times to suit you)

Online mindfulness courses

Assistance to collect essential items

Carers Smart benefits and discounts

Carers grants

Access to Respite Services

Access to Carers Assessments

 

Notts Help Yourself:  this website is designed to help people find information about a whole range of organisations and services including health and social care and support for adults and children.

 

Acas:  Acas gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. We also offer training and help to resolve disputes.

 

Advice Now: a wide range of advice on the law and your rights from selected legal and community information websites.  Advice Now also publish a range of guides on a variety of topics including discrimination in the workplace.

 

Age UK Notts Legal Service: a free, professional and confidential advice via a local solicitor on legal matters.  Free to anyone 55+.  The service is delivered in person via a 20-minute advice session or over the telephone by arrangement.

 

Alzeimers.org.uk: our dementia support workers offer information and practical guidance to help you understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future.

 

Attendance Allowance: helps with extra costs if someone has a disability severe enough that they need someone to help look after them.

 

Carer’s Assessment:  if you care for someone, you can have an assessment to see what might help make your life easier. A carer's assessment is free and anyone over 18 can ask for one.  It's separate from the needs assessment the person you care for might have, but you can ask to have them both done at the same time.

 

Carer’s Allowance:  You could get £67.25 a week if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits.  You do not have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for.

 

Carers Direct: a web-based introduction service, whereby people seeking care can identify and approach skilled and compassionate care assistants, while bringing benefits to both.  The site introduces carers for Live-In Care, Hourly Care & Over Night Care.

 

Carers Federation:  information and advice on your rights as a carer, the support available to you, and much more (including benefits, assessments and condition specific information).

 

Carer Passport: A Carer Passport is essentially a record which identifies a carer in some way and leads to provision of support, services or other benefits in response.  This website makes the case for setting up a Carer Passport scheme, giving you resources and guidance to help you transform recognition and support for carers.

 

Carers Trust:  work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. Our vision is that unpaid carers count and can access the help they need to live their lives.

 

Carers UK:  provides expert advice, information and support.  You can contact Carers UK for free, impartial advice about caring on 0808 808 7777 or adviceline@carersuk.org.

 

Citizens Advice:  having a job is an essential part of most people's lives. When you are in work, you can be faced with many difficult issues, so it is essential to know what your rights are. Here you can find out more about those rights and how to solve problems.

 

Dementia UK: provides specialist dementia support for families through their Admiral Nurse service.  When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them. They give the compassionate one-to-one support, guidance and practical solutions people need, and that can be hard to find elsewhere.

 

Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS):  provides information, advice and support on discrimination and human rights issues to individuals.  Advice on what the Equality Act 2010 says and how it applies to you.  Advice on how you may be able to resolve your issue.  Assist you in finding local sources of support.

 

MarieCurie.org.uk:  If you or someone you’re close to has a terminal illness.  There are a range of ways they can help you, from clear, useful information about living with a terminal illness to expert nursing care in your home.

 

NHS health check: is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74.  It is designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia.  As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions.

 

Nopanic.org.uk: a registered charity which helps people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and other related anxiety disorders.  No Panic also provides support for the carers of people who suffer from anxiety disorders.

 

Nottingham County Council:  being a carer may affect health, work, social life, finances, education, or family and personal life. It is important to know what help is available to help balance a caring life with a life of your own. There are a number of local and national organisations that provide support to carers, and Nottinghamshire County Council and local health services may be able to provide additional support. To find out what is available you can:

 

• contact the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub

• look up information using the Notts Help Yourself website

• contact the Nottinghamshire County Council Customer Service Centre: 03005008080

 

Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust: by listening to and involving carers of patients, we can provide better care for our patients and service users. Our Involvement Experience and Volunteering Strategy  sets out how we will ensure that we involve carers, families, friends and siblings and how we will listen to (and act upon) their views by working  to the six standards of The Triangle of Care.

 

Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust:  provides information and advice to those unpaid carers working in the NHS Trust.

 

Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre: the centre offers free legal advice and assistance on a range of services including employment rights and business law.  The service is provided by law students working under the supervision of qualified solicitors.

 

Rethink.org: the Rethink Mental Illness advice and information service offers practical help on a wide range of topics such as The Mental Health Act, community care, welfare benefits, and carers rights. We also offer general information on living with mental illness, medication and care.

 

Turning Point: Nottinghamshire mental health helpline.  Anyone living in Nottinghamshire can use the service.  Emotional support or information about what help is available locally for people struggling with their mental health.  9am-11pm 7 days a week.  0330 555 0730.

 

Working Families:  Working Families is the UK’s work-life balance charity. We help working parents and carers—and their employers—find a better balance between responsibilities at home and in the workplace.  We provide free legal advice to parents and carers on their rights at work. We give employers the tools they need to support their employees while creating a flexible, high-performing workforce.

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