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Care-About bus gets about town

25 March, 2014

Unpaid carers can get extra help from the Care-About team, part of the Carers’ Information and Support Service provided by City Health Care Partnership CIC. Thanks to a generous five-year grant from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, Care-About give outreach information and advice to the 23,000 carers supporting a loved one, friend or relative across Hull. The funding has provided a fantastic opportunity to identify hidden carers by giving access to an information bus four times a year.

Are you an unpaid carer? If you provide support to family or friends who could not manage without this help, such as caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems, then you could be entitled to help.

Come along to the Care-About Information Bus and find out more about unpaid caring and what support is available.

Queen Victoria Square, City Centre: Monday 31st March 10am to 4pm

North Point Shopping Centre (outside Foredyke Pub) Tuesday 1st April 10am to 4pm.

Walton Street Market, Wednesday 2nd April 8.30am to 12.30 noon.

Hessle Road Retail Park, Thursday 3rd April 10am to 4pm.

Tesco, Hall Road, Orchard Park, Friday 4th April 10am to 4pm.

The team will be joined by Warm Zone, Hull City Council Sensory Team and Telecare Team, Inspire Communities, City Health Care Partnership Health Promoters, Young Adult Carers’ Project, Alzheimer’s Society, Back Care Support Group and Hull Diabetes Support Group.

Don’t forget that Care-About work with hundreds of services, so if the service you are after is not attending and relates to your caring role then they will put you in touch with them following a Carer Assessment.

Beverley Shore, outreach development worker for the Carers’ Information and Support Services said, “We appreciate there are many people across Hull who don’t want to be labeled as an unpaid carer and don’t see themselves as one. However, we also know that sometimes people benefit from being well-informed about services to support them and those they care for, from having a break, being supported with balancing commitments and simply having a non-judgemental support worker who they can off-load to.

“A Carer Assessment is not an assessment of someone’s ability to care, it is purely a way to keep well-informed and to access support where you think it may help.”