Am I an Adult Carer?
If you are an adult (over 18) looking after an ill, frail or disabled family member, partner or friend over the age of 18, then you are an adult carer. The person you look after may be elderly, have a physical or mental health condition, a learning disability or a drug or alcohol dependency (diagnosed or undiagnosed).
How can Swindon Carers Centre help?
Under the Care Act 2014 adult carers are entitled to support with their caring role, irrespective if the person they are caring for, (often called cared for or dependant), wish to have support or an assessment with Swindon Borough Council social services themselves.
If you contact us, we will take some key information from you and complete a short registration assessment of your caring role to establish your needs and send you any relevant information that may be useful. With your consent we may also signpost you to external organisations that can also offer support to you and your dependant (cared for).
What we offer
Once registered with our Adult/Older carer services, you can access:
- Carers support line
- 1:1 support
- Benefits advice
- Access to breaks and complementary therapies, training sessions and self-help groups
- Volunteer qualified Counsellor (small donation asked)
- Bereavement support following the death of your dependant.
- Emergency Card scheme
When we receive an Adult/Older/Parent Carer referral, our Adult and Parent Carer Support teams will contact the carer to complete a short registration and assessment process, discuss their caring role and the services that can offer support and assistance.