If carers are already in contact with social work services they should direct any questions to the care manager who is supporting them.
If you are in contact with a family where you believe there is a family member or friend supporting someone who cannot cope on their own, please encourage them to come forward for support or you can make a referral to us on their behalf (with their consent).
This can be done easily through our website at www.anguscarers.org.uk.
This is now even more important as people who have been identified as being at risk of severe illness if they catch COVID-19 are now being sent their letter from Dr Catherine Calderwood – Chief Medical Officer advising them not to leave now at all for 12 weeks.
This will undoubtedly put immense stress on carers and we must work together to ensure they get the support the need to continue in their caring role.
If there is no social work contact they should call Angus Carers Centre on 01241 439157.
Although our staff are all working from home just now our number will take the caller straight to our virtual ‘reception’. If callers can give a summary of why they are calling our admin worker will get a message through to the appropriate member of staff who will call back as soon as they can. (Please note the return call may be from a number the caller may not recognise)
Angus Carers Centre also have a newsletter that you can have a look at here.