Carers Support Cumbria is a carer services provider consortium formed from the county’s five well established carer support service providers. All members have extensive experience in delivering Cumbria County Council contracted universal and targeted support services for unpaid carers, young adult carers, young carers, cared for and their families. All are experienced in delivering Assessments, Support Plans, Health and Wellbeing Support and associated personalised support services.
Members were instrumental in partnering CCC, NHS, GPs. Health and Social Care Agencies and Third Sector Providers in initiating Cumbria’s Carers Strategy and in implementing county wide carer support services. All were inaugural partners in Neighbourhood Care Independence Programme 2013.
All are active participants in strategic partnerships and practice networks partnering the statutory, third and voluntary sectors in promoting carer needs awareness, championing carers’ rights, improving service integration and carer outcomes. All members work collaboratively to ensure provision of a cohesive county wide offer.
All are members of either the Carers Trust or Carers UK and operate services aligned with Carers Charter standards. All have experienced and expert staff teams skilled in ensuring equitable access to urban and rural communities, to minority and seldom heard communities and in ensuring personalised support in a carer centred practice culture.
All members have relevant experience in the management and delivery of carer support services under contract to Cumbria County Council, and have demonstrated their technical capacity in delivering personalised carer centred services by achieving all deliverables, outcomes and high levels of service user satisfaction.
A carer is someone who looks after a relative or friend who, because of disability, illness or old age couldn’t manage at home without help.
1 in 10 people at any one time will be a carer, and you have a 3 in 5 chance of being a carer at some point in your life.
Carers Support Cumbria exists to support unpaid carers throughout Cumbria’s 6 Districts. We support all carers; young, adult, working, and parent carers.
We believe there is a hidden army of unpaid carers in Cumbria; we can help you and support you in your caring role.
If you are a carer, you are legally entitled to a Carer’s Assessment, which identifies your needs as a carer. We can do the Assessment with you once you get in touch, and then work together to draw up a support plan. The support plan can include things that you feel will help you, such as respite care, advice or involving other agencies.
We work on a referral basis – you can refer yourself to us by phoning the number below. Or you can ask a relative or professional ( including your GP or care provider) to get touch for you.
Once we’ve got some basic information about you and the person you’re caring for, one of our trained Carer Support Workers will get in touch with you and take things from there.
We support carers from the age of 5 years.
Call us anytime and either speak to someone or leave a message. A support worker will contact you the next working day.