Event date: 03/05/2017
News date: 21 Apr
Whatever you want to do, concerns you have or support you need, there are a wealth of organisations and charities that can help. Have a look at what's available here.
Items such as raised toilet seats, bath boards and seats, walking frames, and grab rails can make a real difference to your safety and independence.
Many people do not see themselves as carers straight away: they are mums and dads, husbands, wives, partners, brothers, sisters, friends and neighbours. They are simply doing what anyone would, caring unpaid for a loved one or friend, helping them through when they are unable to do things for themselves.
A carer is anyone of any age who provides unpaid care by looking after an ill, frail or disabled family member, friend or partner.
Being a carer can put great pressure on someone, put a strain on their relationship with the person they look after, and prevent them from having a life of their own away from their caring role.
Recognising yourself as a carer can be the gateway to getting a range of help and support which can take some of the pressure off you and allow you some time for yourself
It also means that in the event of a crisis, for example if you yourself are taken unwell, you will be able to easily access respite and other emergency support for the person you look after.
In this section we provide some general advice on looking after vulnerable adults with physical disabilities and health problems, people with dementia, people with mental health problems, and children with disabilities - click on one of the links to the left.
If you would like to receive independent advice on your rights as a carer, benefits, housing, legal issues, accessing care and support, and a range of other issues, then you can contact the Westminster Advice Services Partnership (WASP).
Advice Westminster offer a free online and email advice service for Westminster residents, allowing users to access advice and information on all areas of social welfare law including welfare benefits and tax credits, employment and consumer rights, income maximisation, housing and homelessness, debt and financial capability, and more.They also offer a service offering support to people in making complaints about the way in which other services have been administered.