Staffordshire Together for Carers Service

What We Do
We provide information, advice and a wide range of specialist support services designed to help adult and young Carers continue in their caring role for as long as they choose and reduce the impact the caring role can have on their own health and wellbeing.  

We work directly with individual Carers to discuss their concerns and needs and design a tailored personalised support package.

Support available includes:  
Support to access an assessment of your needs called a ‘Statutory Carers Assessment’. Staffordshire County Council can undertake the assessment and develop a support plan based on your needs

  • A dedicated support worker
  • 1-2-1 and group-based support
  • Information advice and guidance on range of matters relevant to the caring role 
  • Support to access community resources, networks, and services
  • Support to take breaks from caring, including befriending and peer support
  • Support to develop emergency and contingency plans and support with future planning
  • Training and skills development
  • Newsletters four times per year detailing local groups, activities and training
  • Online Carers Community Network for Carers to connect with other Carers and talk about topics most important to them
  • A 24/7 Volunteer manned Carers Help and Talk (CHAT) Line
  • Volunteering opportunities as ‘Friends of Staffordshire Carers’, including volunteering for the CHAT Line

For Young Carers we can also:

  • Help them and their families think about what would make a difference
  • Help them communicate their wishes and feelings
  • Help them access support in school and college
Service access criteria: Is a carer
Categories:
Support for carers
Additional needs catered for:
N/A