Support for carers
Contact Adult Social Care if you have any urgent concerns about providing care
Telephone: 020 7974 4000 (option 1)
Caring for someone can be both rewarding, but challenging too. The coronavirus pandemic is understandably a worrying time.
If you are a carer it is important to look after your own physical and mental wellbeing. In Camden, there is support available for carers.
Camden Carers Service are able to provide services on the telephone and email, as well as Support & Wellbeing checks to vulnerable carers and provide information and other support, and to understand what additional support they need. Camden Carers Service can be contacted on 020 7428 8950, and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mobilise is a group of carers coming together for an online cuppa. Cuppas provide a chance to share concerns, practical tips and community support. Joining is completely free, and easily accessible with basic technology. Online cuppas are at 4pm, and there are various dates in May and June. You can sign up at https://www.mobiliseonline.co.uk/cuppa.
Recommendme has a list of voluntary organisations and groups that are providing social activities to support carers in Camden. Visit their website at https://www.recommendme.london.
Carers UK have published guidance for carers worried about their situation. This includes advice on creating a contingency plan (similar to an emergency plan) and tailored guidance on ‘Coming out of hospital’. If either of you become ill, please follow Public Health England advice as provided in the government guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family.
As a carer of someone who relies on you for vital help, you are advised to make a contingency plan so that if an emergency happens, care can still continue at a time when it is needed.
Carers UK provide practical support on planning for emergencies.
A carer, Suzanne Bourne, has published her own advice on setting up a simple carer emergency plan - Suzanne Bourne – setting up a simple carer emergency plan.