Information for carers
An estimated 27,000 carers throughout Gloucestershire and Herefordshire provide unpaid carer to someone they know. Millions of people could not manage without the help and support of a friend or relative.
Carers provide a vital support network but are at greater risk of experiencing mental and physical health problems and emotional stress themselves due to the demands of being a carer.
On this page you can find information and advice for carers who look after someone receiving services from 2gether NHS Foundation Trust.
Carers Information Booklet
Our Carers Information booklet aims to provide some information about your involvement in the care we provide to your friend or relative but equally important it aims to provide information about support for you in your caring role, from us and from other local organisations. The booklet includes:
- What you can expect from us as a carer
- Carers Needs Assessments and the Care Act
- Planning for an emergency and the Carers Emergency Scheme
- Accessing respite care and Carer breaks
- Carer information and support groups
- GP practice carer registers
- Confidentiality and information sharing
- Speaking to staff
You can access a copy of our Carers Information Booklet by clicking here.
Our Carers Charters were developed with and for carers as a joint statement of how we will work together to help make life better. Based on our core values, our charters are our pledges to carers of people using our services. You can view copies of our charters by clicking the links below:
Local and national carer support organisations
For contact details of local and national carer support organisations, please click here.