Please find below information and links to services in Lincolnshire which carers may find useful:
Exploring your care options, or the help available to keep your independence, can be daunting – even stressful. To help you, Lincolnshire County Council have co-produced a Care Services Directory for 2017/18 with clear and easy to understand information for you to consider when thinking about care choices for yourself, your family, or someone you care for.
In this publication, you’ll find information on staying independent at home, support for carers, activities in the community, your options for housing and care homes and financing your care.
To download a copy click here >> or view e-book >>
The Lincolnshire Dementia Family Support Service (DFSS) help people with a dementia diagnosis, their families and carers. This countywide service is delivered by specialist Alzheimer’s Society Family Support Workers who help people living with dementia, their carers and family, to navigate through their journey of dementia ensuring service users can step up and step down from other sources of support they require. If appropriate Carers FIRST and DFSS will complete a joint visit to the carer to complete a carers assessment and support plan.
Dementia Family Support Service (DFSS) can be contacted by calling 01522 692681 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB) is a multi-agency partnership, comprising of a range of organisations that all have stakeholder interest in the safeguarding adults agenda.
The aim of Lincolnshire’s Safeguarding Adults Board is to ensure the effective co-ordination of services to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults, in accordance with the Care Act 2014 and Care and Support Statutory Guidance 2014.
The Board’s objective is to improve local safeguarding arrangements and ensure partnerships act to help and protect adults at risk of experiencing neglect or abuse.
To find out more about LSAB, its partner organisations or how to report a concern you may have, click this link to be re-directed to their website.
Alzheimer's Society: Alzheimer's Society works with people affected by all forms of dementia.
Telephone 01522 437069
Adult Care: As a Lincolnshire resident, you deserve effective, high-quality care and support which is a positive experience and keeps you safe. This website will help you, your family, carer or provider access a wide range of information about the choices available to you.
01522 782224 Carers 8am-6pm Mon-Fri
St Barnabas: Their Mission is to ensure all individuals facing the end of their life in Lincolnshire receive dignified, compassionate care when they require it and where they ask for it.
Our Care Services 01522 511566
Homestart: Home-Start Lincolnshire is a local charity offering support, friendship and practical help to families with young children.
Telephone: 01507 308030
Age UK: Age UK's vision is to make the UK a great place to grow older. They do this by inspiring, supporting and enabling in a number of ways.
0800 055 6112
LPFT: Promoting recovery and quality of life through effective, innovative and caring mental health,
social care and specialist community services
Tel: 0303 123 4000
Healthwatch: At a local level, Healthwatch Lincolnshire works to help Lincolnshire people get the best out of their local health and social care services, whether it’s improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow.
01205 820 892
Macmillan: They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.
0808 808 00 00 (Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm)
Stroke Association: Their service provides high-quality information, practical advice and emotional support following a stroke. They begin working with a stroke survivor and their family immediately after a stroke and provide the support people need for as long as they need it – helping within their own homes and helping them back into the community.
0115 871 2461
Parkinsons: Having Parkinson's can feel overwhelming if you don't have the right information and support. We're here to help everyone feel in control of life with Parkinson's.
Phone: 0808 800 0303
Wellbeing Service: The Wellbeing Service is designed to promote confidence in living independently. If you, or someone you know, is aged 18+ and needs support, get in touch to see how we can help.
To make a referral to the Wellbeing Service, call 01522 782140.
OT: Occupational therapy enables people with disabilities to carry out essential activities, with the aim of maintaining or improving their independence.
PALS: We know that it can be a worrying and confusing time when you or someone you know is unwell. If you have concerns or questions about any aspect of your care, or the service you receive, it is best to first speak with a member of staff involved with your/their care. If you find that staff cannot help you, or you are not comfortable speaking with them, you can contact Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).
Lincoln County Hospital
Located near Main Reception
Telephone: (01522) 707071
Grantham and District Hospital
Located adjacent to Ward 6
Telephone: (01476) 464861
Located in Main Reception
Telephone: (01205) 446243
PAACT: (Parents and Autistic Children Together) We are a group of parents who have children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
We have formed a support group offering advice, information and support to other parents/carers of children and young people who have also been diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
LPCF: Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum, is the official independent parent carer forum in Lincolnshire.
We represent parents and carers of children with disabilities and Special Educational Needs (SEN).
Tel 07925 232 466
British Red Cross: The British Red Cross provides a wide range of services throughout the Lincolnshire, Leicestershire & Rutland and Northamptonshire area.
0345 054 7171
Good sources of information and advice
Carers UK: We give expert advice, information and support
020 7378 4999
Lincolnshire Care Choice Directory: Comprehensive information and advice on choosing and paying for your care and support
Websites; MS www.mssociety.org.uk , Respite Association www.respiteassociation.org/
WLDAS: West Lincolnshire Domestic Abuse Service, we provide support and assistance to women, men and children suffering, or fleeing from domestic abuse.
Tel: 01522 510 041
Monday - Friday - 8.30am – 8.30pm
Shine: Shine is an award winning network of people and organisations involved in or with experience of mental health and mental ill health and distress. We think we can do a lot to put people in touch with each other, and to help them work more closely and effectively together