Warwickshire Carers Wellbeing Service
Providing care to someone who could not cope without you can be hard. The Carer Wellbeing Service provides emotional and practical support to help you if you care for someone and can help you to maintain your own health and wellbeing.
The Carer’s Response Emergency Support Service (CRESS) can provide emergency cover should you need to leave the person you care for. The service is available for all carers, including those caring for a person with dementia.
Call - 02476 632972 (opt 2)
- Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm
- Saturday: 9am to 1pm
Under the Care Act 2014, most carers have a legal right to an assessment of their own needs and you are entitled to discuss with the social services department of your local authority your needs or difficulties and how they are affecting your day-to-day life, and what help you need with caring.
As a carer, you should regularly review your situation and ask for a new assessment at least annually. This enables the impact of illness of the person you care for is monitored and services are adjusted for both of you.
Contact Warwickshire County Council on 01926 410410 to ask for a carer's assessment.
Breaks for carers
There are many different ways for carers to get a break from caring, whether it’s for a week, one morning a week or just occasionally.