Annual guide launches to support carers in Telford and Wrekin
Telford & Wrekin Council, together with Telford All Age Carers Centre and a range of local organisations are launching the third edition of the Carer’s Wellbeing Guide, to support all borough’s carers in their role.
The Carer’s Wellbeing Guide is a one-stop guide that contains useful information, advice and contacts for carers to use in day-to-day life.
It is available now for download from www.telford.gov.uk/carerswellbeing
Printed and digital copies of the guide will be distributed in the coming weeks to registered Carers in Telford and Wrekin via the “Telford & Wrekin All Age Carers Centre” as well as to the borough’s Independent Living Centre and Age UK.
Anyone who wants to request a printed copy of it can do so by calling 01952 457181 (Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm) or by filling this contact form
The Carer’s Wellbeing guide is at its third edition and includes updated information for carers in the borough on a wide range of benefits and financial support schemes to help with the cost-of-living, community services, wellbeing advice, getting out in the borough and many more.
Councillor Andy Burford (Lab), cabinet member for Adult Social Care and Health, Integration and Transformation said: “Do you provide care or support to a relative, partner, child or friend who has an illness, disability, addiction or is older and frail? If the answer is yes, then you are a carer.
“We are on your side. We know that caring can be challenging and exhausting at times and we want to help all carers in our borough.
“The third edition of the Carer’s Wellbeing Guide developed by our Council and local partners tells you in one place about the support you are entitled to as a carer and signposts to many local organisations that can be of assistance.
“In the previous years, people told us that they found this guide “very useful and informative”, “very helpful and reassuring to know it is there and someone is interested in carers”, “a great little book”, “a first port of call when requiring advice” - to quote just a few of the feedback received.
“We hope this newly launched, updated Carer’s Wellbeing Guide will continue to help you make the most of the support available to you. Let us know what you think about the guide and whether it is helpful for you and your family - visit www.telford.gov.uk/carerswellbeing
“Please also help us spread the word about the guide, so many local carers can benefit from it.”