Young adult carers
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We work in partnership with professionals like you right across Suffolk to ensure family carers receive the best possible information, advice and support when they are caring for someone.
As a professional you may be the first to identify a family carer. This might be from your work in the community, GP surgery or hospital. We are here to ensure you are able to give them all the help and support they need.
We welcome professionals to come and meet with us to find out more about what we do.
You will meet with two of our Advisers who work on our Information Line, to gain an overview of family carers and our services. The sessions are fairly informal and there are lots of opportunities to ask questions to ensure you gain all the information you need.
We hold these sessions at our main base in Claydon (just outside Ipswich).
Thursday 25th May
Thursday 27th July
Please contact reception on 01473 835445 to book your place.
Sign up for our newsletter for professionals who are working with family carers aged 18+. We will keep you up to date with our service information and other useful info that you can share with colleagues and family carers. The newsletter is sent out by email every 2 months.
To sign up, please call 01473 835445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org providing your name, role, organisation that you work for and email address.
We host a forum for professionals working with family carers aged 18+. We discuss issues faced by carers and useful services. We often have guest speakers giving updates on new developments and services. The forum meets every 2-3 months in Claydon. If you would like to know more, please contact Sue York (Acting Advice Team Manager) on 01473 835464 or email email@example.com.
We offer professional training if you work in health or social care. We can advise you on how to identify family carers within your work setting, how to raise awareness of family carers needs and their rights, discuss a range of support services that you can offer to family carers and also explain how to refer a family carer to us.
Professional Training Lead
Please use the forms below if you wish to refer a young carer or young adult carer for support. If you are a GP wishing to refer a patient please use our GP referral form. If you would like to refer a family carer for our Moving & Handling service, please use the form below. You can also use our referral form if you wish to refer a family carer to our Caring with Confidence courses.
Young adult carers
Caring with Confidence/Caring for Dementia with Confidence
Moving & Handling
If you are a health or social care professional and would like to find out more about the training we offer, please contact Suzie Stephens on 07500816254
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