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Bolton Carers Support

BOLTON CARERS SUPPORT
 
Are you looking after someone? Do you care for a family member who is elderly, ill or who has a disability? Who looks after you?
 
Are you a carer?
You are a carer if you look after a family member or friend who is elderly, ill or who has a disability.
You may be caring for your child who has special needs, your partner who has a long-term illness, or an elderly parent.
 Caring for a family member can be very rewarding and satisfying. At times though, it can also be exhausting and stressful.
 
***Please let the surgery know that you are a carer so that they can ensure that you are getting the support you are entitled to. You will be invited for an annual health check review, be offered a flu vaccination and with your permission they will add your name to their carers register and refer you to Bolton Carers Support***
 
Bolton Carers Support is here for you. If you are over 18 and live in Bolton (or care for someone living in Bolton) then you can use our FREE service. So if you need some information, a bit of support or simply want to talk, please get in touch.
 
What we offer:
Carers Helpline 

The helpline for carers in Bolton has extended its opening hours to 24 hours a day 7 days a week, thanks to funding from Bolton Council and the CCG. The helpline is run by Bolton Carers Support in conjunction with Careline (Bolton at Home).

Between 9am and 5pm, carers across Bolton can ring the helpline with queries around benefits, equipment, support groups, health services, help at home, respite breaks, or how to get a carer’s assessment. Between 5pm and 9am on weekdays and on weekends and Bank Holidays, carers can call the helpline if they have an urgent issue or emergency, for example of the person they can for has had a fall or become agitated or unwell.

The number for the carers helpline is 01204 363056. 

 Information Drop-in
Would you prefer to talk to someone in person? Drop-in without an appointment on Wednesday mornings 11 am - 1pm - or by appointment at other times - at Bolton Carers Support, Thicketford Centre, Thicketford Road, Bolton, BL2 2LW.
 Carers Group
Would you like to meet other carers for a relaxed coffee and chat? Come along to one of our Carers Cafes - you will be assured of a warm welcome! Call us on 01204 363056 to find out where they are held.
 Carers Courses & Workshops
These are designed to help you in your caring role or can simply be for relaxation.
 Carers Outings
To help you 'recharge your batteries' - e.g. meals out, day trips. A small contribution is charged for the outings.
 A free carers newsletter
Our quarterly Carers Contact newsletter will bring you information about courses, outings and local services.
 Website and Fact-sheets
Our website contains lots of information including all our carer fact-sheets. www.boltoncarersupport.org.uk
 
Are you over 65? Extra support includes:
 
Home visiting service to discuss your caring situation in the comfort of your own home and help you get support.
A regular phone call to see how you are and to offer a listening ear.
 
For further information, or to register with Bolton Carers Support directly, please contact Bolton Carers Support on 01204 363056.
www.boltoncarersupport.org.uk

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