Connect to Support Hampshire:
Phone 01794 519495
Carers Active Listening Line: 08000 323 456 (open 365 days a year, Mon – Fri 10.00am – 8.00pm & Bank Holidays & Weekends 10.00am – 4.00pm)
There are also Mental Health Carers Support Workers who can be contacted via our local Community Mental Health Team:
Voluntary groups which offer neighbourly help to people in their local communities:
Those requiring a Carers assessment:
If you do not meet the eligibility criteria set by the Government for services provided by the Council, there are still a number of support options that can be accessed. Your assessor will talk to you about these and advise you where to find information and advice. If the outcome of your assessment is that you are eligible to receive services, we will work with you to develop your own support.
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Carers UK provides a wealth of information and support including:
An advice line – 0808 808 7777
An online forum which you can join to connect with other carers to share information support and advice.
An Upfront guide to caring– a simple tool for carers who are new to the maze of benefits and entitlements. Spend a couple of minutes answering questions and you will be guided to the information you need.
A Looking after someone guide, which can be downloaded, is for anyone caring for family or friends. The guide outlines your rights as a carer and gives an overview of the practical and financial support available.
Being heard – a self-advocacy guide to help you navigate a confusing system, get your message across and cope with complex thoughts and emotions when you are caring.
Health advice to help carers look after themselves, including eating well.
CareTeam – homecare coordinator is an app that allows friends, family and neighbours to securely share important information about caring for an adult at home.
National Careline – Phone 0800 0699 784 – for older people and their relatives who need advice.
Carers Trust is a national organisation of carers’ support services with a network of independently managed centres across the UK. The centres provide a range of services, including information and advice on benefits, care and access to services, advocacy, support, and practical help for carers.
Mobilise is an online community of unpaid carers offering support, advice and ‘virtual cuppas’.