Carers

Age UK

A local charity working with and for all older people in Wiltshire. The services enable older people to maintain their independence, stay connected to their communities and enjoy quality of life.

Telephone: 01380 727767

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Young Action Wiltshire

YAW has been running the National Award Winning Wiltshire Young Carers Service since 1999.  They currently hold 500+ active Wiltshire young carers cases. The service includes projects and respite activities as well as support, key work advocacy and mentoring.

Telephone: 01380 729813

Email: enquiries@youthactionwiltshire.org

Website: www.youthactionwiltshire.org

Carers Support Wiltshire

We help them to access support, services, education and training, and breaks from their caring role. We ensure carers have a voice in policy making and planning for services, and we work with health and social care professionals and employers to develop best practice. Our services cover the whole of Wiltshire (excluding Swindon) and are available to anyone who is aged 16 or over. We can also provide support to people caring for someone in Wiltshire who does not live in the county themselves or those registered at a GP surgery funded by the NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Telephone: 0800 1814118

Email: info@carersinwiltshire.co.uk

Website: www.carersinwiltshire.co.uk

Carer's Emergency Card - Wiltshire

The Carers Emergency Card is a scheme set up to give carers peace of mind by ensuring that the people they care for will continue to receive the care they need if the carer is unable to provide it due to an emergency. A card is issued to the carer with the contact number of a 24/7 call centre and a PIN number which is unique to that carer. Anyone can call that number and inform the emergency response team that alternative care is required for the cared for person. A Carers Emergency Card also gives the carer the opportunity to outline their preferences for alternative care for the person they care for. You can register for the card online, after registering for an account on ‘Your Care Your Support Wiltshire’ or by paper and pen.

Website: www.yourcareyoursupportwiltshire.org.uk