Adult Carers Service Update
During the current situation, our telephone support service has been unaffected, and we are able to receive referrals into our Adult Carers service as we usually would.
As we are home-based at present, the easiest way for professionals to refer into Carers Bucks is either via our online referral form or by telephone on 0300 777 2722, then select Option 1 for Adult Carers.
Our team of support workers is on hand to offer information, advice, guidance and emotional support regarding your caring role, whether you are a new carer, or already registered with Carers Bucks. If you, or someone you know, is looking after someone who couldn’t manage without them, then we would encourage you to get in touch to see how we can help.
We understand that peer support is extremely valuable when you are in a caring role and we are now starting to deliver some of our regular carer support groups virtually via Zoom. For more information about this, please contact us on 0300 777 2722. When the situation changes and it is safe to do so, we will very much look forward to running our support group sessions in person.
We continue to work in partnership with Buckinghamshire GP practices, to ensure that patients who are carers are identified and well supported. We encourage carers to let their GP practices know that they are in a caring role so that they can be added to the practice’s Carers Register. Our team of adult carer support workers are all attached to a particular Primary Care Network in the county and they are the point of contact for the GP practices within that specific PCN. We are also able to deliver carer awareness training sessions for GP practice staff, within PLT, or at a time of the practice’s choosing. In addition, we run a GP Investors in Carers Award, which has, to date, been presented to seven GP practices in the county. For more information, please contact us on 0300 777 2722 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Bucks has staff supporting carers within Stoke Mandeville, Wycombe General, Amersham and Wexham Park hospitals.
We understand that when your caring role comes to an end, there is a period of readjustment, which can be hard to manage. We are able to offer continued support to former carers for a year after the caring role has ended and we are hoping to be able to offer support groups, and wellbeing sessions for former carers in the near future.
Carers Week word cloud
We would like to say thank you to everyone who contributed to the Word Cloud that we created during this year’s Carers Week – Making Caring Visible. We asked carers to send in the one word which encapsulates what being a carer means to them and we were overwhelmed by the responses. For those who missed the end result, here it is:
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Are you caring for someone?
Do you look after someone who cannot manage without you because they are ill, frail or have a disability?
If so, you are a carer and Carers Bucks can help you.