Carers, Parent Carers and Young Carers

72% of carers responding to Carers UK’s State of Caring Survey said
‘they had suffered mental ill health as a result of caring.’

If you care for other people you may be worried about how to ensure care for those who rely on you at the moment – either your dependants at home or others that you regularly visit.

Let your local authority know if you provide care, or support someone you don’t live with. More information and advice from Gloucestershire County Council about money and legal matters, support for Gloucestershire’s young carers and the carers emergency scheme is available here

The provider of Gloucestershire County Council contracted services for Adult Carers is PeoplePlus and the service is called The Gloucestershire Carers Hub.

Further advice on creating a contingency plan and sources of support is available from Carers UK.

NHS.UK has a helpful social care and support guide for people who need help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability including care and support information, help from social services and charities, financial support and other options available here

Red is 17 & from Stroud – she has been a young carer for around ten years & talked to #BeWellGlos about her experience of Covid and the support available from Gloucestershire Young Carers.

Alternatively, take a look at the support available below:

Local Listings

Crossroads Gloucestershire

Crossroads Gloucestershire is a charity based in the Forest of Dean which provides practical help, support and social opportunities to carers and those they care for across all ages and disabilities.

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Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups.

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Run things

Run things is a not-for profit virtual running club that focuses on fighting isolation and social anxiety among users.

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Every Mind Matters

Simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to boosting your mood or sleeping better.

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Inclusion Gloucestershire

Inclusion Gloucestershire is a user-led self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism or mental ill health.

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Scope

Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales providing practical and emotional support. Their online disability forum is a supportive space for disabled people, parents and carers to get disability advice and information and to talk to people with...

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Carer’s Trust

Carers Trust is a charity which works to improve support, services and recognition for carers.

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Carers UK

Carers UK is a membership charity for carers, sharing experiences and offering support.

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Guideposts Gloucestershire

Guideposts Gloucestershire is a charity that supports people living with long-term conditions, disability or caring responsibilities to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

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Gloucestershire Carers Hub

Gloucestershire Carers Hub provides information, advice and guidance for carers, signpost to other services, provide assessments and support planning, support groups and hubs, benefits and finance advice, access to groups, befriending and mentoring as well as counselling and provide a free 24-hour helpline as part of their carers’ emergency scheme.

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Cotswold Friends

Cotswold Friends is a local charity which helps and supports older and vulnerable people in the North Cotswolds.

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Cheltenham and District Carers and Families

Cheltenham and District Carers and Families (CADCAF) is a charity family support group for parents and carers who are caring for a child or young person with additional needs in Cheltenham and surrounding areas.

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Managing Memory Together

Managing Memory Together provides specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to people who are worried about memory as well as providing support to their carers.

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National Listings

Crossroads Gloucestershire

Crossroads Gloucestershire is a charity based in the Forest of Dean which provides practical help, support and social opportunities to carers and those they care for across all ages and disabilities.

read more

Mind

Mind is a mental health support charity and offers a way of finding out what’s available in your area, such as specific BAME groups.

read more

Run things

Run things is a not-for profit virtual running club that focuses on fighting isolation and social anxiety among users.

read more

Every Mind Matters

Simple and practical advice to get a healthier mind and get more out of life – from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to boosting your mood or sleeping better.

read more

Inclusion Gloucestershire

Inclusion Gloucestershire is a user-led self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism or mental ill health.

read more

Scope

Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales providing practical and emotional support. Their online disability forum is a supportive space for disabled people, parents and carers to get disability advice and information and to talk to people with...

read more

Carer’s Trust

Carers Trust is a charity which works to improve support, services and recognition for carers.

read more

Carers UK

Carers UK is a membership charity for carers, sharing experiences and offering support.

read more

Guideposts Gloucestershire

Guideposts Gloucestershire is a charity that supports people living with long-term conditions, disability or caring responsibilities to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

read more

Gloucestershire Carers Hub

Gloucestershire Carers Hub provides information, advice and guidance for carers, signpost to other services, provide assessments and support planning, support groups and hubs, benefits and finance advice, access to groups, befriending and mentoring as well as counselling and provide a free 24-hour helpline as part of their carers’ emergency scheme.

read more

Cotswold Friends

Cotswold Friends is a local charity which helps and supports older and vulnerable people in the North Cotswolds.

read more

Cheltenham and District Carers and Families

Cheltenham and District Carers and Families (CADCAF) is a charity family support group for parents and carers who are caring for a child or young person with additional needs in Cheltenham and surrounding areas.

read more

Managing Memory Together

Managing Memory Together provides specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to people who are worried about memory as well as providing support to their carers.

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Ask for help if you need it

It can be hard to know where to turn when we’re struggling with our mental health but support is available, from NHS and council-commissioned services to local and national charities. Many services are free, confidential, and you can access them yourself without a referral from a professional.

Support for carers

Find out what support is available to you.

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Support for children, young people and families

There is a wide range of support for children, young people and families in the county.

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Support for older age groups

More information about additional support that is available for older people locally and nationally.

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Support for ethnic minorities

Find out more about some of the support that is available

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Support for LGBTQ+ communities

Getting help with issues you're struggling to deal with on your own is one of the most important things you can do

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Support for veterans

If you think you or your partner may be experiencing mental health difficulties, you can get expert help

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Your health and wellbeing

The past year has been a particularly challenging time for everyone but whatever you’re worried about, please reach out for support – help is available

Contact us

If you can’t find what you are looking for, please get in touch to let us know what mental health support information would be useful to you at this time

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