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South Lakeland Carers

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Address

Unit 16

Shap Road Industrial Estate

Kendal

LA9 6NZ

Telephone 01539 815970
Accessibility Accessible building
Opening Hours 9.00 - 5.00 Monday to Friday

 

 

South Lakeland Carers are a local charity that support over 1,000 carers aged 5-94 years old. Our free services, wonderful volunteers and staff help unpaid carers to care for longer.

 

Free services provided by South Lakeland Carers:

 

  • Carer's Assessment - provides an opportunity for the carer to work through a number of structured questions which enbles them to gauge the extent of their caring role and the impact that the role has on various aspects of their lives e.g. health, leisure, social contacts, finances, ability to work, relationships etc.
  • Carer's Emergency Card Scheme - provides peace of mind in an emergency situation where the carer is unable to provide their regular support. Carers carry an emergency card and a support plan is prepared for the cared-for-person.
  • One to One Support - provided by Carers Support Workers.
  • Carers Support Group - meet in various locations monthly and provide an opportunity for peer support and access to information. May also relieve feelings of isolation.
  • Lunch Club - monthly in Kendal
  • Newsletter - produced quarterly with the help of volunteers. Information, signposting and news of events and social activities.
  • Sitting Service - enbles the carer to have some occasional time out by placing a trained volunteer sitter to support the cared for person during the carers absence.
  • Carers Trips - carers days out to places of interest to provide a short break from the caring routine.
  • Relaxation Therapies - trained complementary therapists offer access to a range of relaxation therapies for the relief of stress e.g. Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Indian Head Massage.
  • Young Carers Project - 5 to 18 years.
  • Training for Carers - content is determined by requests from carers for detailed information on specific subjects e.g. Moving and Handling, Dementia, Stress Management, Nutrition.
  • Signposting/Onward Referral - signposting to a number of local or national organisations/groups relevant to the carer's situation.
  • GP Project - to identify and support carers through GP practices in South Lakeland to encourage referrals from GPs to identify 'hidden carers' and to ensure carers receive the help and support they need.
  • Young Adult Carers Project - 16 to 25 years.

 

How do I refer to this organisation?

We accept referrals by phone, email and letter. We also have a referral form that other agencies can use to refer individuals into the service. This is available in paper format or can be obtained via email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Areas of Advice

Mental Health; Disability; Drug or Alcohol related problems; Children and Young People; Older People; Health and Wellbeing.

We provide support specifically to carers who are caring for people with a range of different needs. This includes providing basic advice and support on a range of different issues that affect carers.