National Support for Carers

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To help people with severe mobility problems caused by visible and non-visible disabilities to park close to their destination. www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge

BREAKS FOR CARERS AND THOSE THEY CARE FOR

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Carefree Breaks – Breaks for full time unpaid carers in need of some time off. Find out more – website www.carefreespace.org

Family Holiday Charity – For every family who needs a break but feels that a holiday is impossible – Family Holiday Charity may be able to help. Call – 0203 117 0650 Email: hello@familyholidaycharity.org.uk  website – https://familyholidaycharity.org.uk/

Revitalise – A UK wide charity providing short breaks and holidays (respite care) for disabled people and carers. Call – 0303 303 0145 Website – www.revitalise.org.uk.

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Carers Direct – Help finding paid carers. call – 0203 904 4520 website – https://www.carersdirect.org/

TuVida – Provide care at home. https://www.tuvida.org/care-at-home-east-midlands

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CHS Healthcare – one of UKs specialists in helping people to find the right care. Call – 0808 175 3609. e-mail – enquries@chshealthcare.co.uk. Website – carehomeselection.co.uk

CARERS SUPPORT

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Age UK – Information and advice for older people. Advice Line 0800 678 1602. Website – ageuk.org.uk

Carers UK – Information and advice for Carers – Call – 0207 378 4999. Website – carersuk.org

Carers Trust – Information, home care and local support services for carers. Website – carers.org

Childrens Society – Specialist support that empowers young people to make positive changes and rediscover their hope. Call – 0300 303 7000. Website – childrenssociety.org.uk

Contact – support for families of disabled children. Call – 0808 808 3555. Website – contact.org.uk

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Headway. Support after a brain injury. Call – 0808 800 2244. Website – headway.org.uk

Mencap. A national Charity supporting people with a learning disability. Website – mencap.org.uk

SCOPE. A national charity supporting people with a disability. Call – 0808 800 333. e-mail – helpine@scope.org.uk. website – scope.org.uk

END OF LIFE & BEREAVEMENT

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Bereavement Support – Offers information, support, 1-1 support and telephone support to those experiencing a bereavement Snowflake-griefandbereavementcare.co.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care – Offers information and counselling to people who have experienced the loss of someone close. Helpline – 0808 808 1677. Website: www.cruse.org.uk

Nottinghamshire Hospice – grief support – Call 0115 962 1222 or e-mail BereavementSupport@nottshospice.org. Website – Nottshospice.org

Marie Curie – Support when you need it if you or someone you care about is living with a terminal illness. Website – Marie Curie.org.uk

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

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Carers Allowance Unit – Information on Carer’s Allowance and how to make a claim. Call 0800 731 0297. website – gov.uk/carers-allowance-unit

Citizens Advice – Information and advice on money, legal and consumer problems. Call – 0800 144 8848. www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ 

Disability Grants – information and advice in finding grants to help a person with a disability. www.disability-grants.org

Your local council may also provide Disability Grants (see Support in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire pages for more details)

Lasting power of attorney – Office of the Public Guardian. Information about Power of attorney. Call – 0300 456 0300. website – gov.uk/power-of-attorney

NHSAdvice on Benefits for Carers

Turn2us – A UK wide charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. Call – 0808 802 2000. Website: https://www.turn2us.org.uk/

HEALTH & WELLBEING

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Autism East Midlands – Range of support for families and carers. Call 01909 506 678. e-mail : enquiries@aem.org.uk. Website – https://www.autismeastmidlands.org.uk/

Alzheimer’s Society – Support and advice for anyone affected by dementia. Dementia Support Call 0300 2150 3456- Alzheimers.org.uk

Cancer support – MacMillan Cancer Support – Support line – 0300 150 3456. e-mail; cancerinfo@nuh.nhs.uk. website – www.macmillan.org.uk

CEA Card – The Card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema. for more information – website ceacard.co.uk

Children’s SocietyThe Children’s Society

The Counselling Directory is a confidential service that connects individuals seeking support with qualified counsellors in the UK. Website – http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/carers-support.html 

Dementia – Advice, support or information about caring for someone with dementia. Call 0800 888 6678. Website – dementiauk.org 

Epilespy Society – The UK’s only charity transforming the lives of people with epilepsy through world-leading research, advocacy and care. Call – 01494 601 400. Website – https://epilepsysociety.org.uk/

Mental Healthwww.mentalhealth.org.uk/ – Advice and help with all aspects of mental health.

Mind – A mental health charity providing advice and support. Website: www.mind.org.uk. Telephone: 0300 123 3393. Read the Mind booklet How to cope as a carer [PDF] 

NHS Choices – NHS website providing information and advice on NHS services, healthy living and a wide range of health conditions. Website: www.nhs.uk.

No Panic – No Panic specialises in self-help recovery and our services include providing people with the skills they need to manage their condition and work towards recovery, enabling them to lead more fulfilled lives. website – Nopanic.org.uk

Parkinson’s UK – Support for people affected by Parkinson’s disease. 0808 800 0303. website – parkinsons.org.uk

Prescriptions – Repeat prescription ordering. find out more – website – https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/how-to-order-a-repeat-prescription/

Prescriptions delivered to your door – Website – royalmail.com/health/pharmacy2u

Relate – Relationship counselling and support. Call 0300 0030 396. Website – relate.org.uk

Samaritans – Confidential support if you need someone to talk to. Call 116 123 from any phone. or 0330 094 5717. Website – samaritans.org

SANE helping people affected by mental illness. Call 0300 304 7000. Website – sane.org.uk

Stroke Association – Support and advice for people affected by stroke. Call – 0300 3300 740. Website – stroke.org.uk

Talking Therapy provide assessment and treatment for common mental health problems – self refer or ask your GP to refer you www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-psychological-therapies-service

Versus Arthritis – Support for people living with arthritis. Call – 0800 5200 520. Website – versusarthritis.org

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Independent Age – Help over 65s to live independent happy lives. Call – 0800 319 6789. Website – independentage.org

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AGE UK – services for older people. Website – ageuk.org.uk

Independent Age – Help over 65s to live independent happy lives. Call – 0800 319 6789. Website – independentage.org

The Silver Line – A free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people – open 24 hours a day every day of the year- 0800 470 8090. Website – The Silver Line Helpline