Carers Connect Project
Bolton Carers Support is pleased to be able to offer a new service for older carers, funded by Comic Relief:
Home Visiting Service: We can offer a home visit to visit you to talk through your caring situation in the comfort of your own home. We can discuss any assistance you may need – for example, you may want information on benefits, disability aids and equipment, housing matters, DIY and gardening support or other services. Or you may want information on the illness or condition of the person you care for and emotional support. We appreciate that every caring situation is different, and that you may have lots of questions you want to ask. We can visit you in your own home at a time to suit yourself between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm Monday to Thursday.
Telephone Befriending: Perhaps you don’t feel the need for a home visit just yet but would welcome a regular phone call from us to see how you are and simply to have a chat. It can make such a difference to your day knowing that there is someone thinking of you and looking forward to their next chat to you. You may want a weekly or a fortnightly call – it’s up to you to decide.
Carers Courses: We will provide Carers Courses in different areas of Bolton so that there is more happening ‘on your doorstep’ to complement the courses we run at Thicketford Centre. The courses will cover topics such as basic first aid, moving someone safely, getting a good night’s sleep, eating for good health, and stress management.
Connecting Up Cafes: These will also be set up in different areas of Bolton providing an opportunity to meet and chat with other carers in a relaxed setting over tea / coffee. Carers often tell us how much they have learned from other carers – picking up snippets of information and recommendations about services – so we know that the Cafe’s will be a useful resource for older carers.
If you are over 65 and would like a home visit or regular phone call please contact Bolton Carers Support on 01204 363056.