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Carers

elderly_consultWe are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who, whatever their age, may be caring without help or support. We know that carers are often "hidden" looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer. Caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24 hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. 
Carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much. We have recently updated our local Carers and Support Group Directory which can be downloaded, see below. We hope you find this helpful.
As a Carer, you are also entitled to have your needs assessed by Social Services. A Carer's Assessment is a chance to talk about your needs as a carer and the possible ways help could be given. It also looks at the needs of the person you care for. There is no charge for an assessment. CarersConnectReferral_(2).pdf

 The Lincolnshire Carers Service

The Lincolnshire Carers Service is delivered in partnership by Lincolnshire County Council’s Customer Service Centre and Carers FIRST.

The Customer Service Centre is the first point of contact for all general enquiries regarding support for carers. You can contact The Customer Service Centre from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, except on public holidays on 01522 782155 or by emailing CarersService@lincolnshire.gov.uk.

In an emergency, outside of these hours, contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01522 782333.

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