Services we commission

A number of organisations have been selected to support carers on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council and NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), bringing together a wealth of experience in the field.

Each service will support carers who are looking after people across the full range of support needs, and will provide the service to carers of adults, parent carers and young carers across the county.

Carers Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire Young Carers

These organisations will provide:

Carers’ information, advice and guidance

The carers’ information, advice and guidance service will provide carers with high quality advice and information. The service will enable carers to access services available to them through signposting to other services/ support organisations where appropriate.

The service includes:

  • Carers Helpline and online information and advice
  • One to one information and advice
  • Promotion and awareness raising

Carers Emotional Support

The emotional support service will provide carers’ support both formally (eg counselling) and informally (eg support groups and peer support) in a sensitive environment. This service will ensure carers are supported to develop their emotional resilience to help them in their caring role and are supported to identify solutions to their own problems.

Carers Assessment and Carers Support Planning Service

The carers’ assessment and support planning service will help carers to plan, design and access the support services they need.

Gloucestershire Carers Alliance (Carers Voice)

Gloucestershire Carers Alliance is a strong, independent, diverse and inclusive carer-led and carer-centred organisation influencing policy and services to improve outcomes for all Carers.

The Forum enables you to meet other Carers, as well as those decision makers in statutory agencies who set policy for the services you may need. More information including an events calendar can be found in this section of the Carers Gloucestershire website.

Contact Details:

Carers Gloucestershire 01452 386283 www.carersgloucestershire.org.uk

Carersline 0300 111 9000 (8am – 8pm Mon – Fri)

Gloucestershire Young Carers 01452 733060 www.glosyoungcarers.org.uk


 

Guideposts Trust and Crossroads Care

These organisations will provide:

The Carers Breaks Service

The service will provide opportunities for carers to take regular breaks from caring. This can be provided both at home or away from home and away from the cared for person or with the cared for person.

Contact Details:

Crossroads Care Central & East Gloucestershire 01452 302542 http://www.crossroadscandeg.org.uk/

Crossroads Care Forest of Dean 01594 823414 http://www.crossroadsfd.org.uk/index.html

Carers Emergency Scheme

http://www.guidepoststrust.org.uk/gloucestershire/carers-emergency-scheme/

To register on the scheme (via a carers assessment) ring Carers Gloucestershire on 0300 111 9000

For general info on the scheme please call 01452 529697


 

BME Carers

The current services provided to Gloucestershire’s Black and Minority Ethnic carers will continue and these are detailed below:

Gloucestershire Chinese Women’s Guild 01452 332088

Gloucestershire Chinese Community Association 07747708998

Ebony Community Carers 01452 426018

Black Elders Day Centre 01452 311388

Golden Years Luncheon Club 01452 387522

Gymnasian 01452 426074


 

Support for carers looking after someone living with HIV

The Eddystone Trust in Gloucestershire

http://www.eddystone.org.uk/our-services/our-services-by-area/gloucestershire/

0800 328 3508 or email  info@eddystone.org.uk