As part of this service we are able to undertake statutory Carer’s Assessments on behalf of KCC.
In addition, we also deliver a Dementia Visitor service across the three East Kent Hospitals, funded by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, and offer a pre-bookable Carers respite bed service to Carers of those with dementia who are not eligible for services through KCC.
We are a Carers Trust network partner, and an affiliate member of Carers UK.
We offer programmes of activities for Carers funded through charitable donations, and seek out additional funding and partnership working opportunities to enable us to identify and support Carers, particularly those groups not supported by our existing funding streams.
Carers’ Support recognise the challenges Carers face and value Carers. We provide information, support and a listening ear to Carers. We also offer a range of opportunities to meet other Carers, take part in activities and attend training specifically for Carers.
We aim to ensure Carers are recognised, listened to, and offered information and support that is focused on their own needs and wellbeing and enables them to continue to care, where they choose to do so.