The Carers Hub Plymouth is an information and support service run by three organisations working together to provide an enhanced service to unpaid carers who are over 18 and living in the City of Plymouth.
Who do we help and support:-
Any carer aged 18 and over who is providing unpaid care for someone living in the City of Plymouth.
How we can support carers:-
We can assist carers to access relevant information to support their needs and the needs of the person they care for. This can include home visits.
We can undertake individual assessments with carers to create a flexible plan that aims to improve their health and well being and support them to take short breaks from their caring role through a variety of activities and interventions.
We can support carers to access funding from the Carers Support Fund and enable them to take a short break from their caring role.
We can make appropriate referrals to information services for carers to obtain up to date and good quality advice relating to their rights, carers assessments, support services available, money and benefits advice.
We will respond to carers experiencing difficulties, providing appropriate time limited emotional and practical support and refer to counselling services when this is an identified need.
We can advocate for carers and the person they care for where appropriate and/or sign post to relevant advocacy support services.
We can provide support through drop-in sessions throughout the city where adult carers can meet other people in similar situations and be given the opportunity to share experiences if they wish.
We can work with older carers to provide a ‘Plan for the Future’ in order to prevent crisis and support them when their caring role ends.
We can provide a training programme of practical skills for carers including introduction to caring, basic first aid, stress management, safer moving and handling, preventing falls and coping with dementia.
Referrals can be made by contacting the Hub direct on 01752 201890 or by completing a referral form and emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday to Friday : 9.00am - 5.00pm
We are closed on all Bank Holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year.
Carers Hub Plymouth
156 Mannamead Road
Phone: 01752 201890