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.
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.
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
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
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
0800 328 3508 or email email@example.com