Recent research from the Carers Trust revealed there are over one million carers over the age 65 in the UK. Almost one in ten people over 85 provide unpaid care, with this number set to double over the next 20 years. Most carers aged over 70 are providing over 60 hours care a week.
How can Swindon Carers Centre help?
Older carers often have their own health problems. Health conditions may be caused as a direct result of their caring role or be worsened from the physical and mental strains of caring. Older carers may experience feelings of loneliness and isolation.
When a carer first contacts us, we go through a registration process to make sure we’re the most appropriate place for you to come for support and to signpost you to relevant services.
Please see the below links which may be useful to you. Click on the organisation name to access the information.
Provide free information and advice for older people and their families on care and support, money and benefits and health and mobility, along with friendship services to relieve loneliness.
The Silver Line – helpline for older people
The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The specially-trained helpline team:
- Offer information, friendship and advice.
- Link callers to local groups and services.
- Offer regular friendship calls.
- Protect and support older people who are suffering abuse and neglect
Carers Trust – Speak up for older carers
A recent Carers Trust campaign to raise awareness of issues affecting older carers in England.
Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.
Visit our ‘Register with Us’ page to find out more about accessing our support.