Helping carers to continue caring and have a life of their own
As a carer you’re entitled to discuss your needs with us. We can then plan the best way to help and support you.
Apna Sahara Advice Centre (support for black and minority ethnic communities) phone 01724 330073
Carers Support Centre (including social groups, support, benefits, welfare rights) phone 01652 650585
Action for Children (for parents and children with physical and learning disabilities) phone NCH Young Carers (for children and young people caring for family members) phone 01724 277766
NHS Direct (for medical advice) phone 08454647
Rethink (mental health) Carers Support phone 01724 852707
Hospice care for children
Children's hospices provide respite and terminal care for children suffering from life-limiting conditions in a home-from-home environment.
Care is provided for the child and their family at no cost to them for as long as is necessary, including post bereavement support.
Hospices are usually run by charities. They organise fund-raising activities to pay for the care they provide.
You can ask your doctor, health visitor or social worker to refer you to a hospice, or you can contact the hospice yourself.
We do not have such a hospice in North Lincolnshire but can tell you about the nearest one for you:
St. Andrew's Children's Hospice
Tel: 01472 350908