Parent carers

Parent carers

You can contact our carer helpline on 0345 241 0954 or email [email protected]

Family Carers Hubs
These give all family carers a chance to meet with other carers, receive information and advice, as well as have a break from their usual caring role.

Family Carers’ Prescription
Are you caring for someone and feeling emotionally or physically overwhelmed? Do you have your own health needs or medical appointment that you need to attend? Are you feeling close to crisis point? Please see how you may benefit from a family carers prescription.

Listening Ear service
Our Listening Ear service gives parent carers the chance to talk to a trained volunteer over the phone in order to help avoid a sense of isolation that many carers face.

Carers magazine and ebulletin
Our Carers magazine is a great source of information about the range of support available across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough for all family carers. It includes details of lots of events for carers as well as articles and adverts promoting a wide variety of organisations who can provide support to carers.

We also do a monthly ebulletin specifically for carers to keep you up to date on the latest news and information, including the support available to you.

Hope programme
The Hope Programme is a six-week online group peer-support course based on positive psychology, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy originally developed by Coventry University. It covers topics such as mindfulness, goal setting, anxiety, fatigue and stress management, healthy eating, physical activity and working with health care team.

We have offered this free of charge thanks to funding from Carers Trust as part of a partnership project led by Carers Trust Heart of England in partnership with ourselves, Northamptonshire Carers and Hope For The Community CIC. Contact us to find out about more about future opportunities like this.

For more specialist advice and support for parent carers

We signpost to the following organisations:

Area Organisation Telephone Number Website
Cambridgeshire Pinpoint 01480 877333 www.pinpoint-cambs.org.uk
Norfolk Family Voice Norfolk 07950 302937 www.familyvoice.org.uk
Peterborough Family Voice Peterborough 01733 685510 www.familyvoice.org

Page last modified: 29 July 2020