If you are a carer or know someone who is and there is no support in place, we are here to help.
Why register as a carer?
We aim to work together to find the support that may help your caring role more manageable. We have a team of people available to support Adult Carers, Parent Carers, Young Adult Carers and Young Carers, including Support Practitioners and trained volunteers. Some of the services offered to carers will be provided by Swindon Carers Centre, but where appropriate we will signpost or refer to other organisations who can offer support specific to individual needs.
Once we’ve understood your needs, we can help in various ways:
– Provide information
– Signpost to other relevant organisations
– Give one-to-one support, including assistance in accessing services
– Access to breaks, groups and activities
– Emergency card scheme
How do I register?
Please use the registration forms below to refer yourself or the carer on their behalf. Send the completed forms either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Swindon Carers Centre, Sanford House, Sanford Street, Swindon, SN1 1HE.
You can also give us a call on 01793 531133 to talk about the registration process.
Click on the tabs below to access the registration forms.
Adult Carer referrals can be made using this Registration Form.
When we receive an Adult 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 them support and assistance.
Young Carer referrals can be made using this Young Carer Referral Form.
When we receive a Young Carer referral, our Young Carer Support team will contact the family to arrange a home or school visit to meet the young carer and their family. They will discuss their caring role and complete an assessment to see what services can offer them support.
We may contact carers outside of our office hours, however, if we do make contact at a time when it is not convenient to talk, carers should let us know and we can arrange to call back at a time which is more convenient.
Due to high demand, at times, it may take our teams a few weeks from receiving the referral forms to get into contact.
If you feel that the carer, or the person they care for, need more immediate assistance, we would advise you to contact Care Line (Swindon Adult Social Care, Swindon Borough Council) on 0800 085 66 66. The team may be able to signpost to other appropriate support for carers in the meantime.