Parent carers

Parent carers

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

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.

Carers card
It has always been valuable for people looking after a family member or friend to be identified as a carer. The Caring Together carers card is a good way for to help you be identified a carer, whether this is when you are at the shops, GP surgery, pharmacist or other places.

For carers who have a What If? plan with us – a plan which can be activated if something happens which means they cannot carry out their normal caring duties – the card is now dual purpose.

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 Hope For The Community CIC which is being run in partnership with ourselves and Northamptonshire Carers. Contact us to find out about more about future opportunities like this.

Transition planning – the move into adulthood
The time when a young person is transitioning into adulthood can be particularly difficult for parent carers. We have a parent carer lead who is working with parent carers from Pinpoint and Family Voice Peterborough to improve the information and support available for parent carers at this key stage. If you are a parent carer who would like to help us with this, please contact us at [email protected]

Local offer

You can find out more about what is available to you from Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council by clicking here.

Benefits advice for parent carers in Norfolk
If you are a parent carer in Norfolk there is advice on benefits from Norfolk County Council available to you. Contact us and we can arrange for your to be referred for advice. Email [email protected] or call us on 0345 241 0954.

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: 15 April 2021