We recognise that carers may find it difficult to have any time for themselves or are unable to take a break from their caring responsibilities.
Carer Support (regular support)
Carers Support provides the opportunity for carers to have some quality time for themselves. Carers Support provides a break for a few hours on a regular basis and/or emergency or maybe occasional cover when required.
Carers Take a Break service
This service enables people who care for friends, neighbours or family to take an extended break or holiday away from their caring responsibilities. Carers have the reassurance that the people they care for are being provided with support in their own homes while they are away. Age UK Stockport provides the highest standard of care replacing the support normally provided by the carers.
Carers Emergency Alert Card
This service provides information, advice and support to carers and the person they care for to enable them to create their own individualised Carers Emergency Plan and register the plan with Stockport Care Call.
Once the plan is registered with Care Call, alert cards are issued to the carer and the person cared for, which they keep with them in case of emergency. If the carer is unable to provide the usual support because of an emergency; the plan will be activated ensuring continuity of support.
More about our Carer Support services
Important features of the support we provide to carers include:
- Support in the comfort of the person's own home so that the person cared for can keep their routine and stay in a familiar environment
- Flexibility in all respects
- Continuity of care worker normally the same support worker goes to the client so that a trusting and reliable relationship can be built
- A personalised service