Caring for Older Carers Service Updates
Carers Bucks’ Caring for Older Carers service is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and enables us to reach carers, over the age of 75, who may find it challenging to access support.
Our support staff will do up to six home visits to the carer to ensure they are fully supported and are accessing everything they are entitled to such as; benefits, council tax discounts or support from adult social care.
We look at all aspects of the carers’ life and offer support where the need is identified. Carers are often isolated, so we try and connect them with social groups and activities in the community. We help the carer to develop an emergency plan and give information on matters such as Lasting Power of Attorney.
Over 75s are one of the most vulnerable groups and at a higher risk from complications if they contract Covid-19.
We ceased all home visiting when the country went into lockdown and have continued to follow the government guidelines.
Throughout the pandemic, our support staff members have been making contact with carers who have been supported by the service previously by telephone and offered continuing support where needed.
We continue to make support calls to carers previously supported and can take new referrals, but the support remains over the telephone.
We are in the process of looking at possible options that would enable brief face-to-face meetings following the guidelines.
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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.