Carers Trust East Midlands is a charity that provides a range of support services to unpaid carers across Nottinghamshire. As a charity, with over 35 years’ experience, it cares for people without making a profit.
The Pathways Carer Support Service supports carers who are looking after someone within the last six months of life, any diagnosis, within the Nottinghamshire area including Bassetlaw.
As we are all aware, when a carer is caring for someone near to the end of their life it can be extremely emotional, demanding and stressful. Carers Trust can help by providing practical, social and emotional care and support, when this is needed the most, up to bereavement and a short while afterwards.
The charity offers:
- Short occasional respite breaks (up to four hours a week)
- Opportunities for the carer to talk to someone about their worries, concerns and feelings to help identify coping strategies
- Help to prepare emotionally, spiritually and practically for bereavement
- Support in accessing information, advice and signposting
- Practical help — housing, financial, employment and legal matters, social and cultural activities
The service aims to:
- Empower the carer, enhancing their caring skills and confidence
- Reduce carer stress and the inability to cope
- Support the carer’s mental well-being, avoid or minimise carer crisis
- Reduce isolation
- Allow carers to have a life of their own alongside their caring role
- Provide independence and personal dignity for people approaching the end of life
For more information, please call 0115 824 8824, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.carerstrustem.org/hub.