Here at Persona, we think it’s important that we take a ‘Whole Family’ approach to our business and we make it our priority to make sure we support not only our customers but also their loved ones/carers.

Not everyone chooses to become a carer to their loved one and often this can just happen; sometimes very suddenly. We appreciate being a carer isn’t always easy and that it can be both emotionally and physically exhausting at times – that’s where we can hopefully offer you some much needed support!!

 

What support is available?

 

We offer a range of services that can be provided flexibly to meet your individual circumstances and also give you a well deserved break to enjoy some quality time to yourself, whether that be for a couple of hours during the day so you can go shopping or catch up with friends or maybe something a little longer like a couple days/week away for a family holiday or event. 

In addition, we also have a fantastic Carers Support Group which meets from 7pm till 9pm on the last Thursday of every month at Pinfold Lane in Whitefield; this gives carers an ideal opportunity to meet other like-minded people who are also in a caring role and share their life experiences and knowledge with others. This group is postponed until further notice from March 2020, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Financial support.

Anyone can pay to use our services at any time, contact us for more information about charges. In addition, as a carer, you may also be entitled to some financial support from the local authority (this is subject to eligibility criteria - please click on the Bury Council link below to find out more) to help you pay for any care and support for your loved one in the future.

 

If you need support as a carer, you can contact Bury Carers Hub for advice; click to visit their website where you can also find their quarterly newsletter. Here is the first edition.

Carers UK also provide support and information to carers - click here to visit their website.

 

For updates and information about Coronavirus - COVID-19, how it might affect you, support available (including the new decision guide for carers of people with dementia and COVID-19) and community updates, please click here.

 

Do you have further questions? Then click here to contact us today!!