Support and Information for Carers

Carers Connect Newsletters

In April 2020, we started to produce a newsletter for unpaid carers which contained information and support available. All the newsletters are available below. If you’d like to contribute to future issues, please get in touch with us.

Support for Carers

Nottinghamshire Healthcare is committed to working in partnership with carers. As part of the Triangle of Care standards, we have nominated Carer Leads and Carer Champions within our services. We also have a number of Carer Support Groups that are run throughout our services. To find out the Carer Lead for your service, ask your care co-ordinator or lead healthcare professional for information.

The main Nottinghamshire Healthcare site also has information and support for families and carers in addition to the links and information we’ve gathered below.

Carer’s Week

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

Carers Week Logo

Carer Support Organisations

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Rainbow Parents Carers Forum

“We are a parent/carer led organisation whose mission is to ‘Support and Empower Families to be Heard and Achieve Better Outcomes’. We have members from both Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire.”

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Carers UK

“Through our carers’ groups and volunteers we’re reaching out in local communities throughout the UK and online. If you’re new to caring, we want to make sure you get the right support from the start.”

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Do you look after someone?

Nottinghamshire County Council’s Information for Carers booklet.

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Carer’s Hub Nottinghamshire

Carer’s Hub Nottinghamshire Leaflet.

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Carer’s Hub Nottingham

Carer’s Hub for Nottingham City leaflet.

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Nottinghamshire Young Carers Service

Helps young carers take breaks and get hold of information, advice and support when it’s needed. Service provided by Tu Vida (formerly known as Carers Trust East Midlands).

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Advocacy in Nottinghamshire County

Information, advice, support and advocacy in Nottinghamshire County.

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Advocacy in Nottingham City

Information, advice, support and advocacy in Nottingham City.

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Age UK Help for Carers

If you look after a partner, relative or friend who is disabled or ill due to physical or mental health, you are a carer, even if you don’t think of yourself as one. Find out about the emotional, practical and financial support available to you.

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The Carer’s Virtual Roadshow

The Carers Roadshow has been running since 2013, but this year due to the outbreak of COVID-19 it has become virtual! Here is the box set of Virtual Carers Road Show Stalls offering different types of free support and information to all unpaid carers in Nottingham City & County

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Mobilise is a community of unpaid carers supporting each other online using community, tools and resources. Services are free for unpaid carers designed to be useful to a wide variety of caring situations. Services are delivered nationally in the UK. They work with local authorities, local carer centres, carer support organisations and businesses.

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Notts Help Yourself

This website is designed to help people find information about a whole range of organisations and services.

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Ask Lion

Information and support for Carers in Nottingham City

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Carers Council

Allies in Adult Mental Health, Nottinghamshire. A registered charity providing support to those people affected by mental ill health, mostly adults and often supported by their parents the main carers, other relatives and family members and friends.

Carers Federation

Carers Federation

Supporting Carers of All Ages
Young Carer Support, Counselling, Advocacy, Training
Quality Standard in Carer Support

Carer Blog Posts

  • ‘You are not on your own’
    Jane Danforth – Involvement & Experience Officer met with Debbie this Summer during Carers Week 2021 to chat about her experiences as a carer and employee of Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust in the facilities department. In 2016 Debbie found herself in a new role of unpaid carer for her husband and […]
  • Wathwood Hospital Information for Carers and Families
    Wathwood Hospital Carers Initiative The Beginning – Wathwood Hospital provides medium secure inpatient services for male adult patients. The hospital has 78 beds, 56 of which are located within the main hospital with 22 in The Lodges. They offer assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation. Their aim is to reduce the distress […]
  • Wells Road Monthly update
    The Wells Road Centre celebrated the 73rd anniversary of Windrush by setting up an informative display in the hospital’s Coffee Bar. Windrush Day is celebrated every year on the 22nd of June and acknowledges the contributions and sacrifices of British Caribbean Communities. The Windrush generation are those who arrived in […]
  • Challenges, changes and collaborative chats – a report on Involvement, Experience and Volunteering during COVID
    It goes without saying that last year has been a real challenge for all of us due to COVID-19, and its impacts have been felt in different and differential ways. Because of this Nottinghamshire Healthcare through its Involvement, Experience and Volunteering (IEV) work continued in our commitment to listen to […]
  • Me & My OCD, by Roshan Chandy
    I was first diagnosed with OCD at the age of 16. The year was 2013 – I was diagnosed at Nottingham’s CAMHS team by a Dr.Muller.