Crossroads Together is offering urgent free carer breaks for up to a maximum of three hours, to enable the carer to take some time out at this difficult time until services resume.
- The carer breaks do not have to be 3 hours as some individual feel this is too long so this is something that can be discussed while booking the breaks.
- They are looking at supporting individuals that are a critical stage that normally have other support from family or carer break but due to covid-19 cannot gain this support.
- They can also do these breaks ongoing and they don’t have to be a one off.
For referrals;firstname.lastname@example.org 0333 3231990 followed by option 1 (services) and then option 2 (Cheshire East)
Carers Choice Vote
Cheshire East Carers' Hub recognises the important role Carers undertake and we work to ensure that Carers can fulfil their caring role whilst maintaining their own health and wellbeing.
The Hub are working with other community organisations and groups in Cheshire East to provide Carers with a break from their caring role through the disbursement of Carers Choice Grants.
This booklet contains information about the projects that have been shortlisted for Carers Choice by a Carers Panel. Organisations were invited to apply for up to £8,000 per project and there is £85,000 funding to award in total. Each project has also participated in filming a short video presentation to help your choice and you can view the videos on our website www.cheshireeastcarershub.co.uk.
Your votes really do count and which of these projects receive funding really is up to you! Please read this booklet, view the videos and vote for the projects you think will benefit Carers most in Cheshire East.
To vote rate each project from 1-14, 1 being your favourite through to 14 being your least favourite. You must be registered with The Hub to vote and voting forms must be received via our freepost address no later than Friday 20th March 2020.
Cheshire East Carers' Hub
Cheshire East Carers Club
Are you aware of the Cheshire East Carers Hub? For more information about the Carers Hub and how it might be able to help you please click on the link below
There is also a newsletter packed with useful information and events which are on-going around the area, click on the link below to go straight to the newsletter.
There will be a Carers Workshop hosted at the practice commencing Thursday 20th June, please see below
Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
- Benefits for carers
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
- Benefits for the under-65s
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.Benefits for the over-65s
Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.
- Carer's Assement
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Other benefits
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
Please watch and vote for our films as both bereavement support and Carers Wellbeing support really do make a difference to Carers.
If you are a Carer registered with Cheshire East Carers Hub you should receive a booklet containing further information about the projects that have been shortlisted for Carers Choice by a Carers Panel and a voting form.
Your vote really does count! Please Vote for the two projects that will benefit Carers most in Cheshire East. All voting forms must be received via our freepost address no later than Friday 20th March 2020.
Bereavement Project: https://youtu.be/X3gIMVD7WBE?list=PLl4hl7YWDzHzcSuxZnREtnSUdEezMaAUs
Carers Wellbeing Programme: https://youtu.be/EUXL2_0zenM?list=PLl4hl7YWDzHzcSuxZnREtnSUdEezMaAUs
If you have not received a booklet but believe you are registered with the Carers Hub please get in touch to make your vote count.
Tel: 0300 303 0208
Please forward to other carers you may know that would be interested in voting for the End of Life Partnership Projects.