Carers’ Support & Education Awareness
A West Lancashire CCG funded project supporting the health and well being of local unpaid and hidden carers.
The Carers’ health and education awareness project provides information about:
- Local groups and services for supporting your caring role
- Carers Assessments and emergency care cover
- Informing your GP so they are aware of your caring role
- Health and wellbeing to support self-care
- Financial support and short break help
Download our general leaflet and all carers leaflet.
For more information, contact the team on 01695-733737 or email email@example.com
Carer Awareness Training
Lancashire County Council offer free eLearning carer awareness training to anyone living in Lancashire. This short course has been designed for anyone who wants to find out more about carers and the support available to them.
By the end of the course, you should be able to recognise who a carer is, understand the impact of a caring role and identify how you can support a carer.
You can start the course here: www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/health/carers/elearning/module/content/1.htm
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Rally Round – is a FREE online ‘to do list’ tool that enables trusted friends and family to help someone they care about.
Using this tool allows tasks to be listed, then family and friends can volunteer to complete those tasks. Notifications are sent by text and email so that everyone knows what tasks are available, who has volunteered to complete them and when a task is done. This ‘wrap-around’ support could be used to help a family carer to continue caring or it could be to help someone with health conditions stay independent.
Registration and use of the tool is free to West Lancashire residents.
You can start a network yourself or, if you would like help, West Lancs CVS is offering support to get started.
Download the West Lancs brochure, poster and referral form.
To hear what carers say about Rally Round, see the Health2Works YouTube channel
To find out more go to www.rallyroundme.com/wlcvs or call 01695 733737 for more information.