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Support at a stressful time

Support at a stressful time

We know that finding the right care can be quite a challenge. We’re here to provide whatever help you need.

If you’re looking for a care home for yourself or a loved one do get in touch with us and we’ll help you to identify exactly what services are right for you.

You can contact us with your query, or call us on 0333 321 8305. This line is open from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday and from 9am to 5pm at weekends. Calls may be recorded for quality and training purposes.

Get the right advice

Whatever your care needs, there are many organisations – ranging from the NHS to charity groups – that can provide expert guidance and useful and reliable information. We have suggested some sources of advice and support to help get you started on finding this information. We have also provided some suggestions for things to consider when you are choosing a care home.

Remember that you can always draw upon your own network of support and talk things through with your family and friends. It’s often surprising how many people have been in a similar situation and have practical ideas and advice to offer. 

Concerned about the cost of care?

Concerns about the costs can weigh heavily on the minds of those who are in need of care and support. Many of the organisations listed in our sources of information and support can provide guidance on how best to fund your care, and we have also included information on your funding options to help you better understand your options and entitlements.

Caring for carers

If you’re caring for a loved one, remember to look after your own needs. Many carers often tell us that they feel stressed or depressed, so looking after yourself is vital. If you’re caring for someone full time, you are entitled to a carer’s assessment with your local social services to help identify what support you might need. We can assist full time carers by providing respite care in one of our care homes. If you care for someone for more than 35 hours a week, you may be eligible for Carer’s Allowance or similar benefit. You can find out more about this directly from the Directgov website.

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Halstead care home helps school children become ‘Dementia Friends’ during Dementia Awareness Week

Halstead care home helps school children become ‘Dementia Friends’ during Dementia Awareness Week

May 20 2016

Pupils at St. Andrews Primary School in Halstead had a lesson in what it is like to live with dementia when a member of Colne View care home dropped in to the school during Dementia Awareness Week (15th – 21st May).

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Scarlet House joins forces with Stroud District Council and local retailers for Dementia Friendly District Campaign

Scarlet House joins forces with Stroud District Council and local retailers for Dementia Friendly District Campaign

May 17 2016

Scarlet House care home in Stroud is partnering with Stroud District Council this Dementia Awareness Week for a series of open day events which will be held on Tuesday 17 May to launch Stroud’s Dementia Friendly District campaign.

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Six-strong leadership team appointed at Kingston Vale care home

Six-strong leadership team appointed at Kingston Vale care home

May 16 2016

Care UK has unveiled the senior level team for its new Sherwood Grange care home in Kingston Vale following a recruitment drive which, when the home is full, will generate 90 jobs in the area. 

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New research shows an alarming rise in full-time older carers

New research shows an alarming rise in full-time older carers

May 25 2016

Research published by Age UK shows that more than 400,000 people aged 80 and above are caring for a loved one – and worryingly more than half of those are working as carers full-time.

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