There are many support services on the Isle of Wight that may be able to help you, depending on the type of support you would like.
Offers a range of services and support to unpaid adult carers of adults. The Carers IW team provides information, support and advocacy to adults who look after another adult.They work with carers who either live on the Isle of Wight or care for someone living on the Isle of Wight.
As a charity, they have supported carers for 30 years. They are there to work with carers to ensure they receive the right support and information at the right time, enabling Carers to carry on looking after their relatives, friends and neighbours.
If you require information about your role as a carer please do ring them on 533173 or visit their website.Stroke Association: Family and Carer Support
Provides high quality information, emotional support and practical advice in the aftermath of a stroke. They begin working with a stroke survivor and their family immediately following a stroke, and will continue to provide the support people need, for as long as they need it – in hospitals and care homes, within their own homes and back into the community.
Stroke Family and Carer Coordinators telephone: 01983 898301 or visit their website
Wightcare provides a carer’s emergency alert card which identifies the holder and gives contact details and useful information in the case of an emergency. Wightcare also provides assistance with Telecare support and can be contacted below for further information on the products provided.
For further information telephone: 01983 821105 or click here
First Response Team
The adult social care team who will be able to support you with carers assessments, crisis support and sitting services. A sitting service is a 2 hour respite facility that is provided by domiciliary care agencies and in some instances is funded by the local authority. If your cared for person is not eligible for local authority funding the first response team can still help you source respite but there would be a charge.
Telephone: 01983 814980 and outside of office hours: 01983 821105.