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Taking care of YOU

Caring for someone else can be demanding, and many carers like you don’t always have the time, freedom or energy to do things they enjoy.

As a carer, it’s important to be well to care for the person you look after, but when was the last time you thought about what’s important for you?

We know being the ‘best you’ can mean something different to us all. Our aim is to help you take care of your own health and wellbeing and feel the best you can.

A helping hand

We believe the smallest changes can make a big difference and a little help can go a long way.

Our friendly coaches can provide FREE tailored, non-judgmental and flexible 121 support to suit you.

We know that time out to attend sessions or groups can be challenging for carers, therefore we offer support in-person on a one-to-one/group basis, by telephone or text messages and via our app/website (Best-You) to check in with progress and help you stay on track.

To speak to someone about how we can help call freephone: 0800 122 3780

Or you can register for our service by filling in this simple form

Connect with carers like you

Being a carer can often be lonely and isolating, with little time to socialise and do the things you enjoy. You may feel like your life is very different from other people’s and that no one understands how you feel.

By talking to other carers, you can give and receive advice from people in a similar situation who understand.

You can read real stories here about how, as a carer, they’ve made simple changes to feel the best they can.

Connect with people like you online

Best-You is a FREE app and website that you can use to explore your own health and wellbeing and make small changes that are important and realistic for you.

It is also a safe space to connect with like-minded people by joining the private group called ‘Carers in Coventry’.

You can share experiences and get non-judgemental advice as and when you need it - at home from your phone, tablet or computer.

Local groups

Local carers groups take place in Coventry which you can come along to as and when you can. You can find out more information on groups in your area by contacting the Carers Trust or visiting Coventry Council website

Important information for you...

Many people who care for someone else are not aware of their entitlements – and some don’t see themselves as a carer at all.

It’s important that you know what benefits you can receive, from financial support to practical help and time off caring. Knowing that there is help and support available helps to give peace of mind.

For information on:

  • Carers Assessments
  • Local forums, meetings and events
  • Health information
  • Being a young carer

Go to: www.coventry.gov.uk/info/76/carers_support

Contact the Coventry Carers Wellbeing Service that is run by the Carers Trust at Coventry Central Library, Smithford Way, CV1 1FY.

This service offers FREE and CONFIDENTIAL advice face-face, on the phone or by video call – and in multiple languages such as: Urdu, Hindi, Panjabi, French and Mandarin.

You can drop in to get advice face-face or call 024 7663 2972.

For more information visit: www.carerstrusthofe.org.uk

The Carers Response Emergency Support Service (CRESS) can provide you with support in the event of an emergency and will help you build and emergency plan.

Call 024 7663 2972