Please find details below of the revised Nottinghamshire Carers Hub and Young Carers support offers in response to supporting carers during the current Coronavirus crisis.
The Carers Trust have produced revised information sheets for the Hub service and the Young Carers service promoting virtual carer support groups and ‘drop-ins’, and an Information and Support Networks document – copies are attached (see below)
The main highlights of the revised Carers Hub offer are summarised below:
|· Virtual Face-to-Face Drop In’s||Virtual Drop In’s for Carers. Multiple online forums to suit carers at a day and time that they choose|
|· Virtual Face-to-Face Support groups||A chance to meet other Carers online and share experiences, guest speakers, peer support|
|· Welfare Checks||Regular contact and support for more vulnerable carers|
|· Telephone Support||Listening and emotional support, coping mechanisms during stressful times|
|· Online Mindfulness Courses||A variety of online videos for Carers to practice Mindfulness and wellbeing coping mechanisms|
|· Assistance to Collect Essential Items||Support to access services that can help those that cannot get out to collect shopping and prescriptions|
The key points of the revised offer for Young Carers are:
Information, Advice Information, advice and guidance and signposting to specialist and Guidance organisations, advice on getting extra suppor
- Virtual 1-2-1 Support Face to face, listening and emotional support using a range of online options
& Telephone Support as well as telephone contact
- Weekly bulletin With Facebook updates, useful links, details of upcoming weekly online support groups
- Virtual Young Carer A weekly chance to meet up online with other young carers
- Online Question & A Facebook stream and saved videos with guest speakers to offer answers to
Answer Sessions questions surrounding different subjects
- Assistance to Collect Support to access services that can help those who cannot get out to collect
Essential Items shopping and prescriptions
The Government has released official guidance specifically for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family as part of their response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. One of the main points it highlights is for carers to consider creating an emergency plan with the person they care for to use in circumstances where help from other people to deliver care may be needed. Colleagues at the Carers Hub will be sharing a template with their registered carers (attached) for creating a plan and can support carers to think about/complete this.
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