Carers

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ARE YOU A CARER?

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


CARERS FIRST LINCOLNSHIRE service.

Carers FIRST delivers the Lincolnshire Carers Service in partnership with the Lincolnshire County Council's Customer Service Centre.  Together they provide a wide range of services to carers across the county.

You can find information on their website about financial support, working carers, practical help and looking after yourself.

Visit their website for full details

Did you know?

If you are an unpaid carer and the person you care for is admitted into hospital (Lincoln, Grantham or Boston), you can visit the PALS office who will take some details from you and issue you with a carer's badge and lanyard.  This will allow you to be clearly seen on the ward as a carer and enable you FREE access during the day and not be restricted at visiting times. 

Ask at the hospital reception for directions to the PALS office


Lincolnshire carers emergency response card

Should something happen to you, e.g. YOU were suddenly admitted to hospital, and you are a carer, you can request a FREE Carers Emergency Response Card.  This will alert people that you are a carer for someone and arrangements can be made for short-term care for that person until you can make appropriate arrangements.

The contact number to request a Carers Emergency Response card is the Lincolnshire Carer's Service on 01522 782224.

EMERGENCY DUTY TEAM (out of hours) 01522 782333

Information Links

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 parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring 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 break

    Caring 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 carers

    Do 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

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Finance and Law

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

 

Lincolnshire County Council Carers Service 01522 782224 Website: CLICK HERE Email: CarersService@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Carers First 0300 303 1555 Website: CLICK HERE Email: info@carersfirst.org.uk

Lincolnshire Young Carers 01522 553275 Website: CLICK HERE Email: youngcarers@lincolnshire.gcsx.gov.uk

Every-One 01522 811582 Website: CLICK HERE Email: hello@every-one.org.uk



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