Welcome to the December edition of Choices
7 Dec 2020,
As we come to the end of 2020 and the start of a new year, we want you to know that Carers' Resource is still here, still open, and still caring for unpaid carers. This edition of Choices explains what we have been doing during the crisis and how we aim to carry on supporting those who need us. Our main message is stay in touch and get support.
Your December Edition Of Choices
We are delighted to launch our Advice Line and our Carer ID cards
Our Advice Line is a freephone number 0808 501 5939 which puts carers straight through to a local team who can help with advice, information and support. We are here to help - please call.
Our Carer ID card is also now available to carers. We aim is to recognise carers registered with us throughout our geographical area, and we will be doing this by issuing qualifying carers with an ID Card. The card will include a photo of the carer, a unique identification number and details of how organisations can check authenticity with us.
We know that, over the years, carers have been challenged to prove that they are carers. More recently, carers have been challenged when trying to shop during protected hours at supermarkets. For these reasons, Carers’ Resource has created a carer ID card and our hope is that it will be beneficial to those caring.
If you would like a card, please contact email@example.com
What’s an Individual Service Fund (ISF) and how does it work?
When adult social care assess the needs of the person needing care and they are eligible for services, they have a choice.
We explain just how the fund works and how to find out more about the Care@ Carers’ Resource service who can help as part of an ISF. Find out more on page 4
Young carers keeping busy during lockdown
Thea's younger sister who is three, has a very rare genetic condition. She is tube fed and has complex health needs that impact on the family significantly. Thea has been accessing support from the Young Carers team throughout lockdown. Find out more on page 11
London Marathon Virtual Fundraiser
"Cast your mind back to the wind, sleet, rain and gale force winds which dominated early 2020 – yep, those were the dire conditions I was training in for April’s London Marathon. I endured the foul weather week after week in the knowledge that a bit of suffering was a small price to pay to raise some much needed funds for Carers’ Resource." Hear from a fabulous fundraiser, Louise and find our more about fundraising and how you can support our Emergency Appeal.