Advice during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
The Government have published specific guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family. This covers what to do if you or the person you care for has symptoms of coronavirus.
The government have also released guidance for parents and carers on how to support children and young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Support for carers is available from the Carers Support Centre. This service is currently operating virtually due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you are caring for an older person, or someone with a learning or physical disability, you can also self-refer to receive support from a carers support worker. More information is available on Care Plus Group’s website, or you can call the service on 01472 571120.
If you are caring for someone with dementia, support is available from admiral nurses. More information is available on Navigo’s website.
A carer is someone of any age who looks after a child, relative, partner or friend in need of help because they have an illness, disability, frailty or a substance misuse problem. The care they provide may be personal, emotional or supervisory and is unpaid.
If you are caring for someone you can get support 7 days a week at the Carers Support Centre.
You can watch an NHS video where Kate Denman talks about the first things she did when she became a carer: