Durham County Carers Support offers a variety of different services to local carers.
They can work with you to help you find the information you need to care for someone and can inform you about other services to help you look after yourself.
They can provide:
- Information and Advice
- Help with accessing and completing benefit and grant forms
- Carer Breaks
- Carer Support Groups
- A Chance to have your say
On this page you will find:
New Training Courses for Carers
Durham County Carers Support has announced some new courses for the remainder of this year and early 2020. Demand is high and places are limited.
For more details of the courses and to how to book please click on the appropriate link which will open a PDF file.
The November Carers News is available here
Emergency support for unpaid carers
All unpaid carers who care for adults are entitled to support in an emergency to help make sure the person they care for is safe and their needs are met. To access emergency support the carer (or someone else on their behalf) should call Social Care Direct on 03000 267979. A duty officer will ask for details such as name, address and information about the person who is cared for. If no friends or family can assist in the emergency they will send a care assistant to provide care/support. This emergency support is provided by Supportive through the Short Term Assistance Service.
The County Durham and Darlington Carers card, developed in partnership with Durham County Council, Darlington Borough Council and NHS County Durham and Darlington recognises and rewards the support Carers provide to their neighbours, friends and family.
To receive discounts and concessions from businesses and organisations in the scheme, the Carer will need to produce their Carers card.
To apply for the card please contact Durham County Carers Support on 0300 005 1213 or use the ‘contact us’ page.