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.
Carers make a vital contribution to society, giving their time and energy to caring for a family member, friend or neighbour. Many people with care and support needs rely on the person caring for them to help keep them independent in their own homes for as long as possible.
Your local council recognises and values the role of carers and sees them as vital in planning and providing support to the person they care for.
Looking after someone can be tiring and stressful, and can take up a lot of your time. It can often end up affecting your own health, wellbeing and independence.
And however much you care about the person you are looking after it is important that you look after yourself too. There are likely to be times when you need a break, or need some additional help and support from elsewhere to reduce the strain on you.
When people become carers, we want them to be able to access support when they need it, and before their caring roles become too much for them.
We therefore want to ensure that carers:
When the Care Act comes into effect in April 2015 there will be significant changes in the way in which your local council is expected to assess and support carers who look after an adult with a disability or health problem, and in how the council should decide whether someone is entitled to support as a carer.
In this section we provide information on the many ways in which you can get support, both for yourself and for the person you look after, if you are a carer living in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea or Westminster.
And if you want a quick summary of your support options then you can find it on the following pages:-
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).