We are Lingen Davies Cancer Fund; we exist to make a positive difference to lives affected by cancer in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin & Mid Wales.
Am I a carer?
You might not think of yourself in this way, but, according to the Carers Trust:
“A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.”
If you are looking after someone with cancer on a regular basis; helping them to attend their appointments, to understand the information given to them by their doctors, to ensure they are looking after themselves at home, or providing emotional support; then you are a carer. You are entitled to help and support!
There are a range of support services available to you, including some support groups which you can find in our Cancer Carer Support Directory.
There are also some online resources which you may find useful:
If you live in Mid Wales:
Credu provide support and information in both English and Welsh, as well as providing opportunities to meet with other carers locally.
If you live in Shropshire:
Shropshire Choices, run by Shropshire Council, provide a directory of services and advice including financial information for carers.
If you live in Telford and Wrekin:
Telford Carers, part of Telford CVS has a useful website and also runs a number of support groups for carers in the local area.
We are still building our Cancer Carer Support Directory and links to online support- if you know about a support service for carers that isn’t listed, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call or email ahead to check times, dates and locations of support group meetings before you leave home. Many of the groups we link to are run by volunteers, and plans may change depending on their availability.
The following websites give information about a range of issues affecting carers, including social and financial support.
Carers Trust https://carers.org
Carers UK https://www.carersuk.org
Support Groups Wellbeing Carer Support & Information
Hamar Help & Support Centre, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, SY3 8XQhttps://www.sath.nhs.uk/patients-visitors/advice-support/the-hamar-centre/
Wellbeing Carer Support & Information
London House, Town Walls, Shrewsbury, SY1 1TXhttps://www.omega.uk.net/
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