The Wellbeing Independence Partnership (WIP), which is comprised of Age UK, Carers Centre, Telford and Wrekin CVS, and Taking Part, is offering information, advice, and support to carers in Telford.
A spokesperson for WIP wrote:
This is an information and advice service for people in Telford with care and support needs. This service is available from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
We are continuing to provide virtual youth clubs, and doing cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, and quizzes all via zoom. This has meant we are still connecting with all age carers, be it in a different way but with positive results.
We have also been able to provide activity packs to our young carers to help them to cope with the isolation and loneliness. These have been supplied through kind donations from local businesses.
We are still providing Carers Priority Permits across Telford and Wrekin. Please note that carers will still need to be registered, or willing to be registered, with the Carers Centre to prove their eligibility. They will be able to show their permit to the police should they get stopped when out on an essential journey connected to their caring duties.
We are producing electronically our newsletter, which we are trying to provide every fortnight to help to support carers and professionals. This will contain vital information about not just our service, but other organisations.
Although currently all face to face visits are on hold, I just wanted to let you know I am still here along with the team and we will do everything to help your parishioners who are carers or may become carers through this current epidemic. Please continue to make referrals to us using the electronic referrals I have attached.
– Sue Last, Community Resilience and Social Action Coordinator, Telford and Wrekin CVS
WIP provides information and advice on:
- Informal carers services, adult and children
- Welfare Benefits for carers and cared for
- Community care
- Services to promote and support independence
- Personal budgets\Paying for care
- Support and coping strategies for dealing with long term health conditions
They will support people with a range of needs, including:
- Learning Disabilities
- Mental Health
- Older People
- Sensory Impairment
- Stroke and physical disabilities
- All age carers
You can download one of the forms below if you want to apply.