NEWCIS delivers a wide range of information and support to adults caring for a person in Flintshire for free and in confidence. NEWCIS also offers:
- a training programme for carers in four key areas: practical skills, emotional support, leisure/hobby activities and employment support. Courses include moving and positioning, first aid, stress management, painting and IT.
- a weekly drop in at Mold Carers Centre and monthly support groups. Holistic therapy and counselling appointments are available with NEWCIS and can be booked free of charge on 01352 752525.
- a voice for carers representing the views of carers in planning and developing carers services, both locally and nationally, with partners in statutory and voluntary organisations. They organise events throughout the year to inform carers about their rights and services available to them. This includes Carers Week and Carers Rights Day.
- dedicated staff who work with all the GP practices and community hospitals in the county. Staff work with carers of people with a long term condition or who receive continuing health care (CHC) funding.
- a Big Lottery funded project called ‘Opening Doors for Carers’ that provides carers with services which include a 48-hour break at Llys Eleanor extra care housing facility, group work, introduction to day care and a carer advocate based in Flintshire Advocacy Service.
- a grant scheme to assist carers with practical needs such as gardening, home maintenance, a holiday or piece of equipment. NEWCIS co-ordinates the Bridging the Gap Respite Scheme, offering carers a flexible break scheme both planned and emergency. NEWCIS can provide respite day care on a Saturday for those suffering from dementia.
NEWCIS Carer Information Booklet
For more information about NEWCIS visit their websiteor telephone 01352 752525.
Carers Trust Crossroads Care (formerly Crossroads Care North Wales)
Provides respite care services for carers caring for people of all ages including children. They employ generic support workers who are trained and experienced in a wide range of illnesses and disabilities including mental health, dementia, stroke, parkinsons, MS, autism. Care is provided in either the carer’s own home or out in the local community and respite can be provided at any time of the day including evenings and weekends. Referrals are accepted following a carers assessment and carers can contact them directly for any information and advice.
In partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, they can also provide short term respite for carers who have a health need to enable them to continue in their caring role. Referrals to this service must be via NHS staff.
For more information about Carers Trust Crossroads Care visit their websiteor telephone 01492 542212.
British Red Cross
The British Red Cross offers the following assistance to carers:
Carers Emergency Card
What would happen to the person you care for if you were admitted to hospital in an emergency? If you have this card in an emergency the hospital will call the 24/7 emergency hotline to put in place your choice of planned emergency support for the person you care for, giving you piece of mind in emergencies. Please note the card must be kept on you at all times for it to be effective.
Carers Emergency Home Assistance
If you are a carer and think you could do with some practical support such as shopping, collecting a prescription or assistance paying bills etc to help you through a difficult period one of our trained volunteers will be able to visit you and help through the difficult time.
Carers Sitting Service
The British Red Cross can support you to attend brief one off essential appointments such as; Hospital, GP and Optician visits. One of our trained volunteers can sit and provide company for the person you care for up to 1.5 hours whilst you attend your appointment. Please note this is a sitting service only, we do not provide any care for the person whilst with them.
For more information about the British Red Cross telephone 01352 718374
Neuro Therapy Centre (formerly the MS Support Centre)
The Neuro Therapy Centre in Saltney supports people with a range of neurological conditions and their carers. The Centre covers a wide region from North Wales and Cheshire through to Shropshire and the Wirral. It is a base for the provision of regular opportunities for quality carer relief time, access to information, counselling services, and individual and group advice sessions. Carer involvement in activities arranged by the centre include social events, carer groups, tailored workshops/group sessions on relaxation, mental health awareness, manual handling and Pilates and support networks.
For more information about Neuro Therapy Centrevisit their website or telephone 01244 678619
Daffodils are a self help group for disabled children and their immediate families. By the provision of recreation or other leisure-time occupations for children, their families and carers with a view to integrating them into society and improving their conditions of life, they offer support to families to access leisure activities and events.
Youth Club, Gym Club, Factory Fun Days, Holiday Fun Excursions and Theme Days are all supervised by DAFFODILS staff and volunteers which allows parents / carers to mingle, chat and learn from each other too. Children and Young People being defined as 0 to 25 years of age.
For more information about Daffodils telephone 01352 250147.