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Carer Support Wiltshire

Carer Support Wiltshire is an independent charity that offers one-to-one emotional support, information, advice and breaks to unpaid carers living in Wiltshire.

An unpaid Carer is someone who gives help and support to a family member or friend who, due to physical or mental illness, disability, age, eating disorder or substance misuse, cannot manage on their own.

All of their services are free and confidential and you will also receive a six monthly newsletter as well as the opportunity to take some time out from your caring role.

Freephone 0800 181 4118 or e-mail info@carersinwiltshire.co.uk to get in touch.

Handbook for carers

Earlier this year a new publication called Handbook for carers in Wiltshire was produced by the Wiltshire NHS and Wiltshire Council.

The handbook is a useful resource for informal carers giving them access to the telephone numbers and web sites of organisations that can offer support and advice. They also have a Carer's Emergency Card scheme which carers can register for. The scheme is designed to identify you as a carer in the event of an accident or emergency. It is a credit card size so it will fit in a wallet or purse; there is also a key ring issued and additional card for use in a car or your home. They only have your unique PIN number and contact details for the Carers's Emergency Scheme. No personal information is recorded on the card.

For a downloadable copy of the Handbook for carers in Wiltshire and details of the carer's emergency card scheme, please visit Wiltshire Council's Support for carers.


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