What is a Carer
If you look after a spouse or partner, parent, brother or sister, adult son or daughter, other relative or friend who is ill or disabled and who would not be able to live in the community without your help then you are a carer. Carers can be from any section of the community and from any culture.
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Are You a Carer? Young or Old ? Or do you have a Carer?
If you are please let us know via the online form opposite - we can help- we offer Carer health checks at flexible times to suit you and we offer free flu vaccinations during our flu season
If you would like to receive our information packs please let us know and we can pass the information direct to you.
Lancashire Carers Service
Lancashire Carers Service is operating during these challenging times. Their team are working from home, providing information, and support to Carers including Carers Assessments.
Please do continue to refer Carers to Lancashire Carers Service, our Service Access Team are available to take new or re referrals:
Telephone: 0345 688 7113 (Monday to Friday 8.00am until 6.00pm)
Carers Help and Talk (CHaTline)
Our CHaT line is for Carers who would like to talk but feel that there is no one to talk to. All calls are answered by Volunteers who can offer understanding with regards to the common challenges faced by Carers. The CHaT Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. To talk to a Volunteer, Carers can call 0330 022 5448. In the event that a volunteer is not immediately available to answer a call, we ask that they try again.
Carers Community Network
This is an online platform for mutual Carers support where Carers can share ideas and tips or attend a (daily virtual Coffee & Chat session)
If Carers would like to be invited to use this platform they need to be registered with Lancashire Carers Service, have an email address and this needs to be passed onto the Service Access Team. They will then be sent an invitation to join. In addition, they have a Facebook page and group where members can access information and a Twitter feed which Carers can link in with.
They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.
Telephone: 020 7378 4999
Caring for Someone with Dementia?
Working in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Services and North West Ambulance Service, Lancashire Constabulary have launched the Herbert Protocol in Lancashire; a scheme designed to assist the search process when vulnerable people go missing.
The Protocol involves families pre-preparing information on loved ones, including descriptions and places they are known to visit, so that should they go missing, Police have all the essential information they need to hand to help with their investigation. The scheme, which is already up and running in other parts of the country, will not only assist officers but also reduce the stress on family and friends in the event of a missing person’s enquiry.
The following form is something that needs to be completed now, rather than when someone has gone missing.