What are Family Carers Hubs?
Family Carers Hubs are for all family carers and their families.
The hubs will 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 will enable 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 will also provide opportunities for family carers and the people they care for to engage in activities together.
The Family Carers Hubs will be coordinated by Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk delivered in partnership with other voluntary organisations, statutory organisations and community groups. Working together we can build caring communities where family carers and their families are identified and supported.
What help can I get at a Family Carers Hub?
Staff will be able to provide the following support:
- Completing Carer’s Assessments
- Completing ‘What If?’ Plans
- Refer someone for a break, through the Family Carers’ Prescription
- Signpost to other organisations/services for support
- Provide a listening ear
- Find out about your rights as a carer
- Benefits and entitlements information
- Practical advice around caring for someone
- Access to activities that can improve your physical and emotional health.
Where are the Family Carers Hubs?
Family Carers Hubs are running in the following communities:
- Cambridge – The Meadows
- Cambridge – Great Shelford
More locations are being planned, please check back here to find out when and where in your area.
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.