Wider support available to Warwickshire’s carers

Warwickshire County Council is showing its support for those who care by celebrating Carers Week 2018 (June 11-17) and drawing attention to the many ways Warwickshire’s carers can access the financial, emotional and physical support they deserve.

Every year, more than two million people take on a new caring role, and many organisations offer excellent support, as well as local authorities. However, some people struggle to navigate the range of services and entitlements, and miss out on practical support as a result.

This problem is not limited to people who are new to caring – even those who have been caring for years sometimes aren’t aware of all their entitlements.

Warwickshire County Councillor Les Caborn, Portfolio Holder for Health and Adult Social Care said: “Warwickshire has a range of ancillary services that support our main offer for carers. Whether you require practical support such as respite care or could benefit from a visit from the Home Environment Assessment and Response Team to help make things easier at home, help is available.”

For links to specific support, please see the following:

Support for Carers

Mental Health

Financial

Physical

Help to live at Home

For a comprehensive guide to services for carers in Warwickshire, please go to www.warwickshire.gov.uk/carers