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
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.