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Here2Help advice and guidance

Looking after someone

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If you provide unpaid care and support for another person or child you can find local advice and support in this section to support you.

Local organisations offering support if you are looking after someone can be found on the Here2Help Community Services Directory and you can find the organisations closest to you by searching on your postcode.

Guidance: Adult carers

Under the Care Act 2014, the Council has a duty to provide information, advice and support; this is to make sure that Carers' well-being is promoted by helping them to reduce their support needs through maintaining independence and good health, and promoting well-being. 

Guidance: Care choices

Care Choices has information around Care Homes, Dementia Care, Home Care and other types of support in Worcestershire. Find the right care for your loved one’s needs today.

Guidance: Free school meals

Information on how to apply for free school meals and who can have universal infants free school meals

Guidance: Food and supplies

Advice and guidance on food supplies including online shopping, how to get supplies if you are self-isolating and food banks.

Guidance: Support for carers

If you are 18 years old or older, and you look after an adult who is ill, disabled or frail and cannot manage without your help or a person who is perhaps a relative or friend and they might not even live with you, you are a carer.

Guidance: Supporting happy parental relationships

We are all living in very difficult and uncertain times, this may mean disagreements are more likely to occur amongst people living together in these circumstances.

Guidance: The Family Hub

It is important that families know where to go and get help. We know that where to start or what to ask for can sometimes be a challenge. We have developed this page to give you a range of different types of resources that are available to you online, on the phone or face to face that you can access directly.

Guidance: The Rona Hub for young adults

The Rona Hub is a space specifically created for all of us under 30s that just want straight-forward explanations on everything to do with the Rona, without the boujee lingo.

Guidance: Young carers

If you are aged between 7 and 25 years and help to look after a parent, guardian or sibling within your home who is ill or has a disability then you are a young carer. You are also a young carer if you're caring for someone who has issues with drugs or alcohol or has a mental health difficulty.