Organisation Contact Details

Organisation/Group Name
Carers Centre Bath and North East Somerset
Telephone
Contact Person
David Trumper

Address

Address 1
1 Riverside Cottages
Town
Radstock
County
Bath & North East Somerset
Postcode
BA3 3PS

Categories

Categories
Parenting & Family Support Advice & Support - General Community & Living Health and Well Being Learning, Skills & Work

More About The Organisation

Organisation Details

About Us

One in eight adults in Britain is a carer. Many juggle work and other commitments along with their caring role, and most do not realise the range of services available to help them.
A carer can be anyone, of any age, who provides unpaid help to family or friends who would not be able to manage without their support.
This could be caring for a relative, parent, child, partner or friend who is frail, has a physical or mental illness, disability or problem with drugs or alcohol. Becoming a carer can happen to anyone, from any background or culture, at any time.

The all new exciting INVEST programme has arrived! It is about supporting young adults, aged 17-25 years, providing a safe space to discuss any issues you might face while caring for someone. We are aware that is extremely difficult juggling the pressures of balancing daily life and caring. The Young Adult Carers’ Service is committed to supporting you managing that balance. The programme will offer support in a number of areas;

•Making positive choices – living life the way you want to
•Work – finding it, keeping it, changing it!
•Volunteering – giving something to a cause you care about
•Education – school, college or university
•Health & Wellbeing – staying healthy physically and emotionally

Young people will get the chance to meet other young adult carers in similar situations, attend group and peer support as well as have 1-2-1 support with our INVEST Officer or one of our partner organisations.

If you are already registered with us as a young adult carer and would like to participate in the INVEST project, please complete the page on our website: https://www.banescarerscentre.org.uk/youngcarers/for-14-25s/hello!/

If you are not registered with the Centre, aged 14 -25 and would like to participate in the project and/or access support then please complete the relevant self-referral form on our website: https://www.banescarerscentre.org.uk/youngcarers/for-14-25s/hello!/

One of the most common issues faced by carers today is loneliness and isolation, which is why the Carers’ Centre are launching a new telephone befriending programme for the Bath and North East Somerset area. Caring can be incredibly emotionally draining and coupled with a lack of support networks carers can often find themselves close to breaking point. “Befriending has been shown to be a very helpful, very simple solution to on-going isolation and loneliness,” said Andy Graham, Carers’ Centre Volunteering Coordinator and the lead on this project. “Our aim is to build more relationships with isolated carers and maximize the number of people we reach out to.” If you’re a carer and think you would like to talk to one of the befrienders, or if you would like to volunteer, give the Carers’ Centre a call on 0800 0388 885.

If you have questions about caring, free information and advice is available on our support line open 8.15am-12noon weekdays: 0800 0388 885

Opening Times

Are you open during term time?
Are you open during school holidays?

Your Service

How do people access your service?
They can drop in
If referral then by whom? For example, Social Worker, School, Doctor, Self-referral?

Carers can refer themselves to the Carers' Centre, or be referred by any health or social care professional.

Waiting Lists

Do you have a waiting list?
No
Comments

Carers may have to wait for an appointment to see a Carers' Officer for an assessment.

Costs

Costs

All services are free for carers.

Areas Serviced

Do you welcome people using your service from Bath and North East Somerset?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of Bath and North East Somerset using your service?

Who can use your service

Who can use your service?

Anyone who is a carer. Young Carers (14 - 25 years old) can access information here: https://banescarerscentre.org.uk/youngcarers/

Policies and written documents

Have Policy
Child protection policy Equality of opportunity procedure and monitoring arrangements Complaints procedure Disciplinary and Grievance procedure Quality Assurance/Management System Health and Safety Policy/Statement Data Protection/Confidentiality Statement
Have Written Document
Child protection policy Equality of opportunity procedure and monitoring arrangements Complaints procedure Disciplinary and Grievance procedure Quality Assurance/Management System Health and Safety Policy/Statement Data Protection/Confidentiality Statement

Accessibility

Is your organisation close to public transport?
Yes
Is there a car park nearby?
Yes
Is there accessible parking on site?
Yes
Is there a pedestrian route?
Yes
Is it smooth and with dropped kerbs?
Yes
Are doors 900mm or more wide, with flat thresholds?
Yes
Do you have external ramps?
Yes
Do you have a lobby / porch area?
Yes
Can wheelchair users clear the outer door prior to opening the inner?
Yes
Are there interior automatic doors?
No
Are there wide unobstructed corridors (minimum 1200mm)?
Yes
Do you have a lift for wheelchair users?
No
Do you have internal ramps?
No
Do you have internal steps?
No
Do you have a visual / flashing fire alarm?
No
Do you have accessible toilets?
Yes
Do you have an accessible changing room with a changing bed and a hoist?
No
Do you have a quiet room or a quiet area?
No
Do you have an outdoors play area?
No
Is this safe and enclosed?
Yes
Are the outdoor areas well lit (for evening activities)?
No
Do you have a soft play area?
No
Do you have a sensory room or area?
No
Do you have an induction loop and / or radio mikes?
No

Policies and Training

Training

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
None
Behaviour Management
None
Administration of medicines
None
Inclusion/Equal Opportunities
None
Risk Assessment
None
Manual Handling
None
British Sign Language
None
Makaton
None
Enabling verbal and non verbal communication
None
Inclusive Play
None
Autism Awareness
None

Policies

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
Yes
Behaviour Management
No
Complaints
No
Intimate Care
No
Continence
No
Incident/Accident logs
No
Registration for sessions
No
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