Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
There are a number of local organisations that can offer assistance to carers:
Lincolnshire Carers and Young Carers Partnership (LCYCP):
Click on the link below for the most up to date information:
Carers in Lincolnshire
Carers Connect: Tel: 01522 812830 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Connect also meet at the Ivo Day Centre, Albion Street, Spalding on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 11-1300. Contact:
Louise Higgins on 01522 696000
Long Sutton Outreach: Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Royal British Legion in Long Sutton from 10-1600, for carers dedicated to Dementia, Parkinsons Disease, Stroke victims and is open to former carers as well as friends and family members. Contact:
John Woolard on 01406 426508
Here 4 You: Meets every Monday from 10-1600 at the WI Hall, Park Road, Holbeach for carers dedicated to Dementia. Contact:
Rita Mitchell on 01775 421290
Market Deeping Alzheimers Group: Meets on the 3rd Monday of the month from 10-1230 at the Community Centre, Douglas Road, Market Deeping. Contact:
Kate Marshall on 01778 440153 (Kate can also advise of meetings held in Bourne)
Rethink: Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 13-1530 at the Johnson Community Hospital, Pinchbeck Road, Spalding for people with severe mental illness.
There is also a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.