Practical support to relieve pressure on carers

2nd October 20

We know being a carer can be hard and leads to a range of difficult situations.

The coronavirus crisis has increased the pressures that carers face, which is why we have a range of services available to help.

These include different ways to offer carers to take breaks, help with planning for emergencies and support so carers can attend their own medical appointments.

Anita Excell, a carer lead with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) recently fed back on the difference this type of support has made to one of the carers she supports, “The What If? plan really helped one of my carers, she had not been out for four months but Caring Together stepped in and provided support so she could go out. Thank you Caring Together.”

The What If? Plan is there for carers in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough if an emergency happens which means that they can not carry out their caring role as normal. It is just one part of the help we can give with emergency planning, and one of the situations in which help can be given to care for the family member or friend a carer normally looks after.

You can find out more about the support available to you.

Contact us on 0345 241 0954 or email [email protected]