Hull City Council provides a dedicated carers service to offer information and advice for people of any age who care for others. You will also find information on how to complete a carer's assessment.
The Carers Information Support Service
The Carers’ Information and Support Service (CISS) offers free advice and support to anyone who is providing a caring role.
CISS supports carers over the age of 18 and their families, in a number of ways including -
- Free Carers’ Assessment
- Free and confidential advice and support
- Signposting/referral to other services
- Access to respite
- Access to information relevant to your caring role
- Support in registering as a carer with your GP
- Gain an understanding into caring and workers’ rights
- Access to a range of courses such as First Aid
- If you have a long term health condition you can access a six week programme called EMPOWER to increase your skills in managing your condition
- Assessment and eligibility to access to a grant scheme
- Access to Legal Financial advice
- Carers’ group (access)
- Carers Champion Training
- DWP advice and direct referral.
The Carer Assessment will provide you with information on your entitlements as a carer. It will also identify community services available to you and the person/s you care for.
CISS can assess your needs, if you provide regular and substantial care and you don’t get paid for it.
CISS staff can tell you about services that are available to help you, according to your assessment. They will give you an individual support plan to help you balance your commitments.
We can arrange to see you in your community.
For more information text CARERS to 61825
Alternatively you can E-Mail them at Chcp.email@example.com or Telephone them on 01482 222 220
Their address is -
Carers’ Information and Support Service
The Calvert Centre
110A Calvert Lane
If you want more information about the illness or condition of the person you care for you should try NHS Choices Website. You can find information that has been checked out and approved.
Carers UK offer advice and guidance on all issues relating to caring for someone. They also offer a support system where you can talk to other carers in the network.
Carers Trust believes in a world where the role and contribution of unpaid carers is recognised and they have access to the quality support and services they need to live their own lives.
They also offer help and support on a wide range of topics relating to caring and you can get in touch with them on by telephone on 01652 650 585 Or by E-Mail at firstname.lastname@example.org .