Support for carers
Do you provide unpaid support to a relative or friend who cannot manage without you because they are ill, frail, have a disability, mental health problem or addiction? If so, you are a carer, and Carers Bucks can help you.
Carers Bucks works in partnership with the Trust to help you when there is a hospital admission – whether that is the person you care for, or yourself.
You can contact Carers Bucks online or call 0300 777 2722 and the team there will respond with practical advice and emotional support.
Carers Bucks knows that supporting someone, both in hospital and out, can sometimes be overwhelming. A hospital admission can lead to the beginning of a care journey, or to an increase in the amount of care someone needs, either in the short or long term.
Carers Bucks staff are available so you can talk through your concerns with someone who understands. They can also help you talk to our hospital staff to ensure you get the information you need, as well as explain the discharge process and how continuing care in the community is arranged.
As your caring role may change over time, Carers Bucks’ support continues as your situation unfolds – even after a hospital stay, you can benefit from their range of services.
Carers Bucks is a charity commissioned by Buckinghamshire Council and working in partnership with Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust to support carers throughout the county. The Carers Bucks Hospital team helps unpaid carers to navigate the hospital system in Stoke Mandeville, Wycombe, Amersham and hospitals (and also in Wexham Park Hospital, which is part of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust).
Telephone: 0300 777 2722 (9 am – 5 pm Monday to Thursday, 9 am – 4:30 pm on Fridays)
- Carers Trust – information about caring
- The National Careline – support for the elderly and their carers
- Carers Bucks Hospital Service
- Carers Bucks online referrals: professional referrals, self-referrals
- Hospital Pastoral Support
- Buckinghamshire Council Care Advice
Social Care First Response Team: email@example.com, 01296 383 204