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Carers Direct (NHS): provides advice, information and support to Carers
Carers Trust: information, advice, discussion and support for carers
Carers UK: a national charity for carers giving advice, campaigning, providing news and publications
My Choice: the information, advice and advocacy service for adults in Telford
MyLife: an information, advice and signposting website that enables you to find social care information in your area.
Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Trader Register: find a trader you can rely on. The Register covers all aspects of home improvement and repairs, including building, carpentry, external property repairs, decorating, home security and gardening.
Money and Benefits:
Citizens Advice: advice online, by phone and in person
Entitled To: helps you quickly work out exactly what you are entitled to
Telford & Wrekin Financial Assessments: including getting help to fill in the forms
Thrive: supporting individuals, families and communities in Telford and Wrekin with the aim of establishing and maintaining independance, maximising choice and control and overall health and emotional well-being
Turn2Us: a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services
Training and Education:
Moving and Handling: assessments and advice for family carers
Living Well with Dementia: a six-session programme offering a comprehensive overview of dementia; free for family carers living in Telford & Wrekin
Community Education: short courses at TCAT and other venues in the community
WEA: the Workers’ Educational Association is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland
Wellbeing and Recovery College: a recovery focused education and training college without walls. Most courses have an adult mental health focus. The courses run predominantly in community venues across South Staffordshire and Shropshire.
Advocacy, Complaints and Counselling
Care Quality Commission (CQC): the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England
My Choice: The information, advice and advocacy service for adults in Telford.
OSCA: a citizen advocacy group, mostly made up of volunteers, who support and represent people primarily, but not exclusively, with learning disabilities throughout Shropshire.
PALS: Patient Advice and Liaison Service is a free, informal, confidential help and advice service for patients, carers and their families. PALS can help with queries about GPs, dentists, opticians, pharmacies, as well as services offered by local hospitals and all other NHS community services.
Shropshire Independent Advocacy Scheme (SIAS): an advocacy scheme for adults (aged 18 and over) with mental health issues, their families and carers.
Rights and Legal Advice:
Carers Rights Guide: produced by Carers UK the guide covers your rights as a carer and where to go for financial or practical help in England
Citizens Advice: advice online, by phone or in person
Healthwatch: is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Telford and Wrekin
Lasting Power of Attorney: information on how to make, register or end a lasting power of attorney
Time for Yourself:
Me Time at the Place: take time out and enjoy live entertainment and creative arts experiences
Respite Solutions: sourcing ‘care-free’ holidays and breaks for family carers and people of all abilities
Wyldwoods: a Community Interest Company, set up to offer ‘creative arts and well-being’ for all. Based at Dean Corner Farmhouse near Broseley.
Other Help and Support:
AgeUK: information, advice, help and support for older people
Alzheimer’s Society: support for people with this disease and other dementias, their families and carers.
Assistive Technology: technology and devices that can help people to continue to live independently in their own home and help carers support their cared for.
Aquarius: helping people overcome the harms caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling; working closely with individuals, families and friends to lessen the impact caused by the behaviour of a loved one.
Cruse: support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies
Deaf Smart: a non-profit making organisation providing support to members of the hearing impaired community.
Family Connect: advice and information on: childcare, education, youth services, children’s services, parenting support, tax credits, holiday play scheme, family learning opportunities, recreation facilities, early years provision, support for children with special needs and/or disabilities.
Other Help and Support:
IASS: free and impartial support for children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities and their parent/carers
Mind: support and counselling for mental health issues
Red Cross: find a range of services in the local area, such as support at home after a hospital stay
SPIC: Shropshire Partners in Care is a not for profit organisation representing over 240 independent Nursing, Residential, Supported Living and Domiciliary Care companies in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin with responsibility for providing a wide range of care services and support for those most in need.
STACS: a group for parents/carers/friends of adults with Asperger syndrome living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, offering assistance, guidance and support
Young Carers: supporting young carers aged from 5-18 with advice, information and activities