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Gloucestershire Carers Hub – EoI for the Provision of Carers Breaks
This is a service commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council & Clinical Commissioning Group. Any communication and arrangements resulting from this would be between the provider and PeoplePlus. Please direct any questions to the Carers Hub/PeoplePlus
Please see the contact details and the Expression of Interest Form to complete and return the completed questionnaire to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Friday 23rd August Gloucestershire Carers Hub; Provision of Carers Breaks PeoplePlus have been delivering The Gloucestershire Carers Hub to provide support to Adult Carers across Gloucestershire since 1st April 2019 and are currently seeking partners that are able to offer Carers Breaks across the county.
The aims of the Carers Hub are to:
• Support carers to feel valued, respected and empowered
• Raise the profile of carers in Gloucestershire, ensuring communities are carer aware, to help support early identification of all carers in the county.
• Provide personalised, flexible, adaptive and creative ways of meeting carers needs that ensure carers can retain their own resilience, identity and health and wellbeing, whilst continuing in their caring role (and, where needed, beyond)
• Provide the best value for money.
Carers support is being delivered across Gloucestershire, covering:
• Forest of Dean
• The Cotswolds
Specifically the Carers Breaks Scheme
The opportunity for a break from caring provides a lifeline for many carers. Families and friends are often in a position to help, where this is not possible, a carer’s break can be offered as a preventative, short-term measure helping to prevent, reduce and delay the need for more specialist or ongoing social care and support. Eligible Carers will be able to access short breaks services of up to 156 hours of short break services per annum. This could be accessed on a regular basis, e.g. 3 hours a week or 6 hours a fortnight or may be banked and used for a longer period. The criteria for accessing short-term carers’ breaks will depend on needs identified through the carer’s assessment and further details will be available however they are likely to be accessed when:
• The carer cannot leave their cared for safely on their own
• The need for the break is regularly reviewed with the carer
• The cared-for person consents to the carers breaks Carers breaks may take a number of forms depending on the needs of the individual carer and cared for.
This could include:
• Out and about services
• Attendance at clubs and day centres
• 1-2-1 care services at home
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