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Carers

Are you a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

You are an unpaid Carer if you support a family member or friend who is ill, disabled, elderly, has poor mental health or misuses substances. You are a Young Carer if you are under 18 in this role. The support you offer may be emotional or include shopping, cooking, dealing with medication, or attend medical appointments with the person you care for. The person you care for could live with you, in their own home, or even in residential care.

It is important that you let your medical practice know that you look after someone. You can be added to the practice 'carer register' and gain to access to information and support, this includes access to a named Carer Champion.

A Carer Champion is a staff member at your practice who support carers. They are the key point of contact and the ‘voice’ for carers.

As a carer, you are also entitled to an annual flu vaccine and a health check.

You are also entitled to a Carers Assessment, you would need to contact the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub for this (details below).

Nottinghamshire Carers Association

Nottinghamshire Carers Association works with schools, health and social care professionals to raise awareness of Carers.

https://nottinghamshirecarers.co.uk/

We are supporting organisations to identify Carers and Young Carers and offer the best support possible. Contact Nottinghamshire Carers Association on info@nottinghamshirecarers.co.uk

Nottinghamshire Carers Hub

Carers Trust East Midlands provides timely, personalised information and support for Carers via the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub to make caring for a loved one easier.

Contact Nottinghamshire Carers Hub on:

0115 824 8824 Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm You can speak to an experienced support worker who will provide a personalised service that meets your individual needs.

email: hub@carerstrustem.org

web: www.carerstrustem.org/hub

Online Opportunities for Carers (PDF, 268KB)

Distance Learning for Carers (PDF, 375KB)

Connecting Carers 7th - 13th December (PDF, 237KB)

Connecting Carers 14th - 19th December (PDF, 220KB)

Nottinghamshire County Council support for Carers

https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/adult-social-care/carers/support-for-carers

Are you a Young Carer?

You are a young Carer if you are aged between 5 to 17 and provide care, assistance and support to someone else in your family

Do you clean, cook and look after the house?

Do you help look after your siblings?

Do you help give medicines to someone at home?

Do you take care of the household bills or budget?

Do you help wash or dress a loved one?

Do you offer emotional support to someone at home?

If this sounds like you or someone you know, please speak to your GP Carers Champion.

Click here for more information (PDF, 505KB)

Supporting Young Carers

Tel: 0300 500 80 80
(request a young carer’s assessment)

www.carerstrustem.org/young-carer-project

As a young Carer you may look after someone in your family – perhaps your mum, dad, grandparent, brother or sister.

They may need help from you because of an illness or disability.

This service is for young carers aged 7 to 17.

It aims to help you:

  • increase your self-esteem
  • feel more in touch
  • connect with other young carers
  • feel more positive
  • get support from others
  • be part of the community

The young carers service offers you the chance to meet in a group with other young carers, have fun, learn new skills and try different activities, such as:

  • first aid training
  • practical skills
  • cooking, baking and eating
  • arts and crafts
  • swimming and canoeing
  • bowling, archery, paintballing and laser quest

FREE Respite Service for Nottinghamshire Carers

If you have been unable to access or get breaks during the COVID crisis you may
be eligible for up to 12 hours of respite over an 8 week period.

The Respite Service can provide an experienced care worker to sit with the person you care for whilst you:

  • Have some time away from home to re-charge your batteries
  • Visit a friend
  • Go for a walk or shopping

Available 7 days a week 7am—10pm (no night sits)

Contact Nottinghamshire Carers Hub to find out if you are eligible:
Telephone: 0115 824 8824
Email: nottinghamshirehub@tuvida.org

Are you a Carer living in Nottingham City or Nottinghamshire?

Did you know you are entitled to a Carers Assessment which helps you find out what support you may be eligible for?

Nottinghamshire Carers Hub is a free & confidential service offering:

  • Information and advice around your caring role
  • Telephone support including emotional support
  • Carer ID cards and emergency planning
  • Signposting to more specialist organisations
  • Carer support groups with guest speakers
  • BAME support groups for Afro-Caribbean & Asian Women Carers
  • Volunteer befriending
  • Face to face sessions with a support worker
  • Training eg Lifting & Handling, First Aid
  • Awareness raising eg Benefits Advice, Power of Attorney
  • Access to carers assessments, counselling, carers grants
  • Respite sitting service (Nottingham City only)
  • Support for Young Carers (Nottinghamshire only)

(Note: some services are delivered virtually via Zoom & Whatsapp during Covid-19)

To register with the Carers Hub and speak to an experienced support worker about your caring role please contact us
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Tel: 0115 8248 824 or Email: nottinghamshirehub@tuvida.org

Afro-Caribbean Carers Support Group with Jazz 3rd Wednesday of the month 2.00pm & Asian Women Carers Support Group with Noreen 1st Monday of the month 1.30pm

Access is quick and easy, via Zoom (computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone with camera & speaker required)

For more information and details of how to sign up please contact:
Nottinghamshire Carers Hub @ Tuvida
0115 8248 824 / nottinghamshirehub@tuvida.org

Tuvida Care Workers Referral Scheme

Do you know a friend or family member that would be interested in working as a Care Support Worker at TuVida?

If so, refer them to us and you could receive up to £400 – Tax Free – in vouchers of your choice!

It’s as easy as 1…2…3…

  1. Every time you refer someone to us, that we then fast track to interview, you will receive £100 whether we employ them or not, as a thank you.
  2. If we employ them, you will get a further £100 once they get to the end of their first week of induction
  3. Once they have completed their first month of employment you will receive a further £200

All payments will be made in vouchers of your choice and we will additionally cover the tax implications, so it’s a tax free windfall.

To refer a friend or family member you just need to email their name, mobile telephone number and email to recruitment@ tuvida.org

ARE YOU A RESIDENT OF NOTTINGHAM OR NOTTINGHAMSHIRE?

As part of the Tackling Loneliness in Nottinghamshire Project Nottingham and Nottinghamshire residents are invited to take part in a short online survey about their experiences of living in the local area, their experiences of social activities and connection, and their knowledge and experiences of local services.

In return, you’ll receive a £10 shopping voucher via email

The survey will take 10-20 minutes

You have the option (if you want to) to complete the survey twice more over the next six months, so we can look at how people’s answers change over time.

If you complete the next two surveys, you will get another £10 shopping voucher

To read more and access the survey, go to this website:

https://tinyurl.com/2twaksbe

If you have any questions you can email us: TLINProject@ntu.ac.uk

Carers Resources

Carers Leaflet (PDF, 756KB)

Let Us Help Age UK Booklet

Time to Treat our Carers Leaflet (PDF, 156KB)

Tuvida Nottinghamshire Carers Hub Poster (PDF, 79KB)

Tuvida Virtual & Physical Support Groups & Activities for Carers November 2021 (PDF, 98KB)

Carers Chat & Craft Session via Zoom (PDF, 456KB)

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