Herefordshire Carers

Who Are We?

Some of you may know us from Herefordshire Carers Support and have followed us through our journey over the last 2 years. During this time Helen and Georgia have been working hard to deliver activities and day trips to Carers. By organising the trips and events they have allowed Carers to take a break from their Caring role. This break has allowed Carers to meet with others, have some time for themselves and recharge their batteries.

As of 31st March 2020 Herefordshire Carers Support come to an end and any remaining funds have been transferred to Worcestershire Carers Association, this has allowed Georgia and Helen to continue their work as Herefordshire Carers, in partnership with Worcestershire Association of Carers.

Working together we hope to give Carers a Voice in Herefordshire as well as continuing to deliver the events and activities.

How We Can Help

As you will know, during the current climate we are unfortunately unable to run any trips or events, but there is still a lot we can do to keep people in touch with each other and help them feel less isolated. Via the above social media we will be posting details of any online learning sessions, sources of information and advice for Carers regarding Coronavirus, fun activities to keep us busy and anything that keeps us connected. Social media does have its place in these circumstances!

The main Worcestershire Carers website is also very informative – you will see there that they are running online sessions which Herefordshire Carers can also access.

We provide activities and events for unpaid, family Carers in Herefordshire so as to give them a break from their caring role, reduce isolation, improve wellbeing and develop opportunities for peer support. 

Together with Worcestershire Association of Carers we also act as a voice for the Carers of Herefordshire. We facilitate and promote events where Carers can be represented and their views listened to, respected and valued. We also provide a Carers Emergency Card scheme (details below).

Our activities are free of charge to Carers registered with us, so do please join us so that you can be kept up to date with events and activities, meet others in similar situations, improve your wellbeing and help to raise the profile of Carers in the county.

How We Can Help

As you will know, during the current climate we are unfortunately unable to run any trips or events, but there is still a lot we can do to keep people in touch with each other and help them feel less isolated. Via the above social media we will be posting details of any online learning sessions, sources of information and advice for Carers regarding Coronavirus, fun activities to keep us busy and anything that keeps us connected. Social media does have its place in these circumstances!

The main Worcestershire Carers website is also very informative – you will see there that they are running online sessions which Herefordshire Carers can also access.

Carers Emergency Card

Do you worry about what would happen to the person you care for if you had an accident or were taken ill?  If you do, the Carers Emergency Card scheme offers you peace of mind.  

The Carers Emergency Card is a free service.    

You will be asked to give brief details of 2 people who can be contacted in an emergency who would be able to care for the person you look after whilst you are unable to.  If you don’t have  anyone who could do this, Herefordshire social services would be able to arrange care for the person you look after.

You carry the card with you at all times, and if someone calls the emergency number on it to say that you have had an accident or been taken ill, Redditch Lifeline will call your emergency contacts and ensure that the person you care for is looked after.

If you would benefit from a Emergency Card please contact us on the details below.

 

Our Plans

We will post dates and information of these events as soon as we have the go-ahead and will be sending out our regular newsletters to everybody as usual.

If you have any ideas for activities in the future, do please email us so we can consider putting them in to the programme. We intend to fully make up for the lost time that has been enforced upon us!

Please follow our Facebook page to stay up to date with our virtual events.

Contact Details

You can contact us via the following email: [email protected] or follow us on social media:  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Click Here to sign up to Herefordshire Carers