Why Register as a Carer?

Inverclyde Carers Centre is a voluntary organisation which is based in Inverclyde. The centre is managed by local people who are or have been Carers themselves.

The main focus is to support Carers through the services we provide, which are specifically designed and free if you reside within the Inverclyde area. 

It can enable you to keep up to date with key information on what's going on within the centre or through our partnership working approach. We have a website, Twitter and Facebook page for Carers who want to keep up to date through electronic methods.

Often Carers don’t recognise themselves in the role that they provide in  supporting a loved one and Carers can also require support. Whether it is a listening ear, advice or information we are here to help.

How to Register?

Registering as a Carer is simple.

It involves a short discussion with a Carer Support Worker to gather your contact details and information about your caring role. 

Contact us on 01475 735180 to make an appointment to register. We can also provide a home visit to Carers who cannot make it into the centre.

Carers Self Assessment

We also ask Carers to complete the Carers Self assessment form which is your chance to tell us about your caring role and the things which you feel would improve your life as an individual.

It is not a replacement for a full carers assessment, but can be the first steps towards receiving some practical help to make things better.

From this we are able to assess how we, the Carers Centre, might support you further in your caring role. This could be by providing benefits advice, helping you meet other people, giving you emotional support, helping you get a break from caring or putting you in touch with other services who can help.

Click here for a Carers Self Assessment Form

Once you complete the form you can return it to us either by: 

Email:

[email protected]

Post:

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Inverclyde Carers Centre

68-70 Cathcart Street

PA15 1DD

If you are living or caring for someone outside the area and would like information on a Carers Centre closest to you, please contact the NHS Carer Information line on 0141 353 6504.