Useful information

All our Care support workers have access to a great deal of information that may be of direct benefit to our clients and their carers.

If you have a need, we can point you in the right direction and help you source top quality advice and information in your community.

People We Work With…

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Healthwatch Cornwall is the independent people’s champion for publicly funded health and social care services. It will strive to make positive changes in this provision for the benefit of the people of Cornwall, where necessary. Carers Break are currently working with Healthwatch Cornwall on a research programme looking at Carers Health and Wellbeing.

CRCC logo on white                Cornwall Rural Community Council  provide Carers Break with IT support, Website design   & branding support.

 

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Carers Break refers Carers to Cornwall Carers Service for support and is working on projects that will promote the independence, Health and wellbeing of Carers while ensuring the ‘Cared for’ are supported while the Carers have a well-earned break.

 

 

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Stay independent at home for longer.
Thousands of people use assisted living technology to live healthier and more independent lives. See if you could benefit from having Alfi in your home. Carers Break are partnered with Alfi and can provide a discount on any  product or service if a client is referred by ourselves. Contact us for more information.

Advant~Age_Logo_RGBWe are a national social enterprise dedicated to enabling charities and Social Enterprises to help vulnerable people, their families & carers and supporters obtain access to safe and reputable products and services, whilst at the same time generating valuable unrestricted income for the charity  or Social Enterprise and minimising reputational risk.

 

Useful Links

 

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AskSARA – Cornwall Council have partnered with the national charity Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)  to provide a quick and easy to use, online guided advice service called AskSARA which will assist anyone who finds that they have difficulties with everyday tasks.

Carers Hub If you live in Plymouth you can contact the Carers Hub on 01752 201890. More details can be found on their website. For the Hub referral form please click here.

Carers Rights– A Cornwall based charity, providing support to carers looking after someone with a learning disability. Contact Carers’ Rights on 01872 274586 or view their website here

Cornwall Community Directory This website is for everyone who lives and works in Cornwall. If you use Adult Social Care, health care or other help and support services, if you fund your own support, or simply wish to find out more about what services and events are provided in your local community, you can find all the information and advice in one place. Click here.

Carers Trust Carers’ Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Carers UK Carers UK is a national charity which aims to improve carers lives through research, information and caring.

Cornwall Council Carers Information – Provides information for carers including; carers for adults; carers for children; services for carers; contacts for carers; news for carers, and carers’ events.

Cornwall Dementia Helpline – There to listen, offer advice and information, and signpost carers to appropriate services, call 01872 266388, open 9.00-4.30 every weekday.

Cornwall Face 2 Face– Cornwall Face 2 Face is a free and confidential service, provided by trained parent befrienders, who themselves have experience of parenting a child with an impairment or additional need. In addition to the core Face 2 Face befriending service, the schemes provide information and signposting to parents and professionals on a range of disability services and issues, call 01872 271721 or email cornwallface2face@scope.org.uk

Cornwall Mental Health – This is a website containing information about mental health services in Cornwall, including a directory of services, an interactive map showing you what is available near you, and information about specific mental health conditions. To find out more, view the website

Counselling Directory  –  Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. More information is available on their website,  click here to view more.

Devon Carers – Living in Plymouth or Devon? There is a service for you and they can provide help and support for you; If you live in Devon you can contact Devon Carers on 08456 434 435. More details can be found on their website.

Derriford Hospital – For information on Derriford Hospital please Click here.

Disability Cornwall –  A user led, disabled people’s organisation. Disability Cornwall provide a range of services to empower, assist and facilitate independent living and when necessary, act as a representative voice for disabled people, their families and carers. Click here or call 01736 756655.

GOV.UK The official government website for citizens offering a wealth of information such as benefits, employment etc.

Inspiring Work – Inspiring Work makes a difference by helping more people start work, stay in work and progress in work , for further information call 01872 355015 or email info@cornwallworks.org.uk

NHS Carers Direct provides practical and comprehensive information, advice and support service for carers. Call (UK landline) on 0808 802 02 02, open 7 days a week.

Nightlink – A helpline and text service operated from the homes of five paid staff and twenty volunteers with the aim to provide listening support and empowerment to people with emotional health issues in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, call 0808 8000 306, or text 07717 989021

Promas – A Caring for people Community Interest Company providing free training to unpaid carers across Cornwall. Call Promas on 01736 339226 or 07775 756454, or email info@promas.co.uk

Rural Community Advocacy – Advocacy Service to support clients using mental health services, GP visits, attending benefit tribunals etc., call 01726 821445.
Services for Adult Carers – A handy leaflet offering helpful information to those in a caring role.

Tremorvah Industries – Employment and Training opportunities for individuals with a disability in Cornwall, call 01872 324340