Definition: Someone, usually unpaid, and often a friend or family member who supports a person with social care needs either full time or part time.
Category: adult social care
Credit: Department of Health
Glossary of Adult Social Care Terms
Services mentioning Carer
Provides support for those affected by Alström Syndrome
, their carer
s and professionals working with them. This includes a forum, help with gaining access to medical assessment
s with doctors who have expertise in Alström Syndrome, quarterly medical screening clinics and a newsletter.
We hold monthly evening group sessions for parents and carer
s of vision impaired children
and young people
(0-25 years) which are facilitated by our team of RSBC Family Practitioners. It’s a supportive group where you will learn from the experiences of other parents and carers and in turn be able to support others with your own experiences and stories. Each month there will be a new topic covering many of the milestones and issues which parents and carers might face. It’s a safe place to share your feelings knowing others will support you. What to expect: Peer support; Empowering each other; Learning about and understanding mental health
and well-being; Sharing knowledge and experience; Discussing the challenges of raising a child with a vision impairment; Open advice
forum – no question is too big or too small.
An on-line resource containing information on eye care for people with learning disabilities
. It includes information in easy-read format, and also information for carer
are offered to anyone with a permanent and uncorrectable eye condition, living in Breconshire to help pay
for equipment, services, training
, education and experiences (such as holidays
). Applications are welcome from the visually impaired
, their families and carer
The home of multiple online services, enabling children
of all ages and abilities to play
, develop and achieve. Teachers, therapists, carer
s and parents can provide accessible game-based learning activities, creative personalised
choice-making activities, access readymade curriculum activities and sensory stories, or assess and develop early vision and cognition behaviours.
SANE provides emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness
, including families, friends and carer
s. Their mental health support services are completely confidential. Whatever your problems or concerns, you will receive non-judgemental emotional support. Their professional staff and trained volunteers have specialist mental health knowledge; they can help you consider options for support that address your individual circumstances.
Cymru's peer support & social groups provide those with both sight and hearing impairments plus their carer
s an opportunity to meet people and make friends. At regular meetings, all members are encouraged to get involved in the decision making process to determine what activities the group should do, often including social outings
and arranging meetings to enjoy guest speakers on subjects of interest.
Social and entertainment group for persons who are vision impaired
and speakers, general chat and company. Meetings are held at the Methodist Church, High Street, Welshpool on alternate Tuesdays between the hours of 2 - 4pm. from March - December. The club
is run by a small group of people who give their time freely. Raffle event every meeting towards cost of refreshments and use of hall. Affiliated with Macular
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The newsletter of the CHARGE
Family Support Group
gives information to families and carer
s of individuals with CHARGE Syndrome.
Clinical commissioning guidance from The College of Optometrist
s & The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, which aims to to help those designing and commissioning eye care improve the value of their services for people with an urgent eye condition. This is defined as any eye condition that is of recent onset and is distressing or is believed by the patient, carer
or referring health professional to present an imminent threat to vision or general health.
A leaflet summarising the services available to disabled children
and their parents/carers in
Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council.
This factsheet provides information on eye examinations for people with dementia. It will be useful for people with dementia, their families, carer
s and professionals.
Report identifying priorities for sight loss research in the UK, based on the results of a survey of patients, relatives, carer
s and eye health professionals and a prioritisation exercise.
Sight loss UK is an annual evidence review
based on 45 key indicators that show us what life is like for people with experience of sight loss, their carer
s and those at risk of sight loss. This data summary provides professionals working in the sight loss sector with the latest evidence related to the lives of people with sight loss and clear information about the factors affecting people at risk of sight loss. The report includes indicators on the following topics: people living with sight loss and those at risk of sight loss; cost of sight loss; preventing avoidable sight loss; supporting independent living; creating an inclusive society; global sight loss.
This leaflet has been written by a collaboration of organisations who support children
and families. It will introduce you to the help and support you may want as the parents and carer
s of a child with a vision impairment
When you have dementia it is important to make the most of your sight. Wearing any glasses you need, enables you to make the most of your sight. Without glasses some people would have to cope with blurred vision all the time & this may also worsen the symptoms of dementia and increase a sense of isolation and confusion. This factsheet is about the issues people with dementia who need to wear glasses may face. It will be useful for people with dementia, their families, carer
s and professionals.