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Caring for Someone

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Do you help to care for someone?

If you look after someone, maybe a friend or relative, who is frail has a physical or mental illness, disability or problem with drugs or alcohol, you are a Carer.

If you are a Carer you can contact the Carers' Centre at Bath and North East Somerset for free help and support:

Telephone: Carers' Line 01761 431389
Email: info@banescarerscentre.org.uk 
Website: http://www.banescarerscentre.org.uk 

By freepost:The Carers' Centre, FREEPOST (SWB 10722), Radstock, Bath BA3 3ZZ
Or by visiting the Carers Centre at: 1 Riverside Cottages, Radstock, Bath BA3 3PS

Click here to download a form to register you details with the Carer's Centre

Further Information

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.



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