Caring for someone with a physical disability / illness

//Caring for someone with a physical disability / illness
Caring for someone with a physical disability / illness 2016-10-17T10:13:57+00:00

Caring for someone with a physical disability or illness can often be a very challenging responsibility. An important part of your role as a Carer is ensuring that the person you care for has the best quality of life possible through enhanced independence and dignity.

Technical aids and appliances, as well as the right modifications to the home and accessible transport are all vital elements in independent living.

Getting around can be one of the most important issues facing those with illnesses or disabilities. The provision of suitable, accessible transport and mobility support can in many instances make your role as a Carer more manageable, as it can enable the person you are caring for to maintain some independence and take the responsibility of the number of day-to-day tasks away from you. (Source: Carers Trust website 2014)

Information – we can provide information about support and services available and Carers’ entitlements and rights.

Support – we offer a listening ear, support groups, activities and training for Carers.

Carer’s Needs Assessment – we carry out Carer’s Needs Assessments on behalf of the local authority.

Kent Carer’s Emergency Card – we administer this free service to provide peace of mind when you are away from the person you care for.

Health and Wellbeing – we offer health and wellbeing sessions to Carers and work with GP’s to identify and support Carers’ own health and wellbeing.

Assistance with Welfare Benefits – you may be entitled to Carer’s Allowance and the person you care for may be entitled to Personal Independence Payment.

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If you are caring for someone with a Physical Disability or Illness, we can provide you with support, information and access to services

If you would like more information or support from us, please contact us by e-mail, or telephone on 01304 364637.
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