Carers Direct

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know – we may be able to help you

Local carers centre:  1 Duke centre, Fenton, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire  ST4 3NR.  01782  793100 or visit carersfirst.com

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parentWatch this video on: caring for a parent at home
  • Telling peopleCaring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you’re a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
  • Taking a breakCaring for someone can be a full-time job, but it’s essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
  • Housing and carersDo you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone0808 802 0202Helpline Informationhttp://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx[email protected] HoursLines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

There is a local carers centre , where you will find a friendly face and a warm welcome Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

Carers centre  1 duke street  Fenton stoke on trent  Staffordshire  ST4 3NR  Staffordshire  ST4 3NR.  Call 01782 793100 or visit carersfirst.com

They can help with emotional support, health and wellbeing, information and advice

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.