Carers rarely have a single role, so it’s important to consider the carer and family when thinking about care. Carers Trust understands that most people want good quality care and support delivered at home so that, for as long as possible, the person with care needs can stay in the comfort of their own home with family around them.
Find out more about:
- Buying care in a care home, either for a short period or permanently.
- Buying care at home from paid care workers or personal assistants (this is what you usually call a support worker that you employ directly).
At Carers Trust we think care, think carer, think family. Our services focus on the family, the carer and the person with care needs, providing a range of wrap around support that gives complete peace of mind.
While many care providers deliver a good level of support to people with care needs, not everybody considers the carer or other family members, and you are important in the delivery of care because:
- You need to maintain your own health and wellbeing
- You need to ensure you are not financially disadvantaged
- You need breaks from caring
- You have expert knowledge outside of that provided by health and social care professionals
Whether you live with the person with care needs or not, if you’re providing care for someone at home who has a disability, chronic illness, mental ill health or life-limiting condition, you’ll understand the importance of getting the right kind of support for everyone.
Carers Trust is a network of quality assured independent charities that provides a variety of personal care and respite packages for families, helping them to stay together, however complex the needs are of the person requiring care.
Find out more about paying for a personal assistant and other forms of care and support.
Choosing the right care will affect the quality of your life, family life and the person you care for, so it’s essential to choose the provider who will give the best all round service for all of your needs — and that means asking a number of vital questions first.
When someone in your family needs extra help, it doesn't just affect them, it affects everyone. I gave up work to care for dad when his dementia got worse. I felt isolated, alone and poor. Carers Trust didn't just help dad, the y helped me too so that I could carry on, caring for dad at home in familiar surroundings.