Help and support for Mansfield and Ashfield during Carers’ Week

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Nottinghamshire residents who care for a relative, partner or friend are being reminded of the help and support that is available locally as part of Carers’ Week, starting this week.

The county council currently provides support and advice for around 4,700 carers at a cost of £8.36m a year, which includes respite units to give carers a break, personal budgets for carers and support for carers in a crisis.

It also offers a carers support service which assesses their needs, signposts them to support groups in their area and makes them aware of training and help that is available to them including a crisis-prevention service which offers respite for carers if they are unable to care for their loved one during short periods, carer’s breaks provided by the NHS and an emergency card to give carers peace of mind that the person they care for will be looked after in the event of an emergency.

 

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