Cornwall Carers Service
The Cornwall Community Volunteer Services Carer Support Worker Service
Mental Health provides services to carers of an adult (18 to 65) with a mental health condition.
Tel: 01209 718844 (office)
Origo supports older carers (70+) of someone with a learning disability.
Tel: 01872 274586
There is a Dementia Carers Support Worker who supports carers in the west of Cornwall who are looking after a person with dementia. To contact the worker, please telephone Education, Health and Social Care on 01872 324716.
Carer emergency card scheme
Education, Health and Social Care, in conjunction with Lifeline, run an innovative, free scheme to ensure that alternative plans can be put into place in the event of a carer having an emergency, leaving them unable to carry out their caring role.
Carers carry a card with emergency contact details, and if an emergency arises, they can call the number on the back of the card. Cornwall Lifeline, answering the call, will then put into place the agreed emergency plan to support the person being cared for.
The service is free, and in many instances the emergency contact who is called by Lifeline is a neighbour, friend or family member. However, a paid carer can be obtained if necessary – the important thing is that the carer doesn’t have to make a host of calls themselves to try and sort out some backup if things go wrong. This gives people the peace of mind that in the event of an emergency, procedures are in place to look after the person being cared for.
For more information, call Tremorvah Industries on 01872 324340 or apply for a card online using the Emergency Carer’s Card application form at www.cornwall.gov.uk