Family Carers Hubs

Family Carers Hubs

What are Family Carers Hubs?

  • Would you like the chance to meet with other family carers in your area without having to worry about replacement care for the person you support?
  • Would you like practical support, information and training to help you in your caring role?
  • Would you benefit from peer support or talking to one of our trained professionals about what matters to you?

If any of these apply why not come along to one of our regular Family Carers Hubs.

Family Carers Hubs are for all adult carers and the person they care for.

The hubs provide opportunities to access a range of co-ordinated community based help and support which includes social groups, activities, training and well-being support for family carers and the people they care for. This enables family carers to have a short break within the hub knowing that the person that they care for is involved in a safe, meaningful and enjoyable activity. They also provide opportunities for family carers and the people they care for to engage in activities together. Family Carers Hubs bring together a range of organisations who are able to offer support and information to family carers through talks, presentations and information stands.

What help can I get at a Family Carers Hub?

 Staff will be able to:

  • Help carers to access a Carers’ Assessment
  • Help carers understand emergency planning
  • Refer someone for a break, through the Family Carers’ Prescription
  • Signpost to other organisations/services for support
  • Provide a listening ear
  • Help carers to understand their rights as a carer (including benefits and other entitlements)
  • Provide practical advice around caring for someone
  • Enable carers to have their voices heard through surveys and consultation opportunities on both a local and national level
  • Provide access to activities that can improve the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of carers.

Where and when are the Family Carers Hubs?

Family Carers Hubs are running in the following communities:

Area Venue Map When* Time
Cambridge Meadows Community Centre
Garden Wing
1 St Catharine’s Road
Cambridge   CB4 3XJ
Third Tuesday of the month 10am-12.30pm
Ely Larkfields Community Centre
High Barns
Ely   CB7 4SB
Fourth Friday of the month 10am-1pm
Great Shelford Scotsdales
120 Cambridge Road
Great Shelford   CB22 5JT
Second and fourth Thursday of the month 10am-12pm
Huntingdon Huntingdon Library
Meeting Room 2
Princes Street
Huntingdon   PE29 3PA
Second Tuesday of the month 10am-12pm
Peterborough Lapwing Apartments
Orton Brimbles
Peterborough   PE2 5YR
(meet in the restaurant area)
First Thursday of the month 2.30pm-4.30pm
Ramsey Ramsey Library
25 Great Whyte
Ramsey   PE26 1HA
Third Monday of the month 10am-1pm
Wisbech The Oasis Community & Children’s Centre
St Michaels Avenue
Wisbech PE13 3NR
Third Wednesday of the month 10am-1pm

* Please note dates are subject to change due to public holidays. Please call 01480 499090 to confirm or refer to the latest edition of the Carers Magazine.

Caring for someone with dementia? All our hubs are dementia friendly and aimed at supporting carers to take a short break, whether that’s on their own, or together with their loved one.

If you live in Norfolk and care for someone with dementia, find out more about The Wednesday Club for Dementia in Scratby.

Family Carers Hubs are supported by the Big Lottery Fund and Postcode Community Trust.

        

Page last modified: 10th May 2019

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