Caring for Carers - Improving Lives Plymouth
Do you look after someone who couldn't manage without your help?
We understand how difficult looking after someone can be and we're here to help.
If you're over 18 and look after a partner, family member, or friend with an illness or disability, you can ask for a carer's assessment to look at how caring affects you and the sort of help you need.
How we can help
- Information and Advice
- Drop-in/Support Groups
- Leisure and Social Activities
- Carers Card Discounts
- Regular Newsletters
A carer is a person who provides care for someone who, because of old age, disability, a long term illness, mental health condition, or addiction, is not able to care for themselves without support. The type of care you give may include: washing, dressing, bathing, feeding, supervision, ensuring safety, helping someone manage their financial/domestic affairs, or mental health support.
A carer is someone who gives regular care and support to someone else and isn't paid for it. If you're an unpaid carer, you can have a carer's assessment, which looks at the support you need to look after someone else.
You can have a carer's assessment even if the person you look after doesn't want to have their own needs assessment or isn't eligible for help from Plymouth City Council. The person you care for needs to live in Plymouth - if they don't get in touch with the council where they live.
If the person you care for is in a hospital you may be faced with important decisions. You may be considering taking on this caring role for the first time and don't know what to expect. Or you may have already been caring for the person, but their needs have now increased or changed.
The carers' card is free and available for Carers, aged 18 or over, who provide care for a Plymouth resident, of any age. The Carers' Card offers discounts on a range of activities across the city to help you to look after your own health and well being because if you look after someone, it's important to look after yourself too.
- Plymouth City Council Contracted Supplier
Caring for Carers is delivered in partnership with Age UK Plymouth.
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
- 26 to 64 years old
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