The Hackwood Partnership

Essex House, Essex Road, Basingstoke, RG21 8SU


Are you a carer?

If you are please let us know – we may be able to help you

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring.  Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Hampshire County Council booklet: A Guide to Better Care and Support can be viewed from the link below

  • A guide to Better Care and support
  • Connect to Support Hampshire a countywide online information and advice guide and directory of services. It is designed for all adults who are looking for information regarding care and support.
  • Caring for a parent Watch this video about caring for a parent at home.
  • Telling people Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you’re a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
  • Taking a break Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it’s essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read this guide to accessing breaks and respite.
  • Housing and carers Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Carer Support Groups

Basingstoke Voluntary Action – Carers Support Guide
www.bvaction.org.uk/images/files/SignpostLeaflets/CarersSupportGuide.pdf

Carers Direct www.nhs.uk/carersdirect                                                                              Telephone: 0808 802 02 02

Carers Together www.carerstogether.org.uk.                                                                Telephone 01794 519495

Basingstoke Dementia Action www.basingstoke.gov.uk/dementiafriendly

 

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.