"How Carer Assessment Worker helped"

About: Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Carer services

(as a carer),

As a parent carer of a son with four different issues I am in great need of support. Some of my support fell away last year and this winter I have been ill for most of the time and at my wits end.

Having a CAW, has greatly helped me feel supported, provide an external objective viewpoint, identify situations that I did not realise as well as giving me the access to other services that no-one else had told me was there.

Without this I think that I may have totally "lost it" this past winter as I am on anti-depressants and have been for years.

It seems that parent carers are just thought to be parents not carers as well.

I am so grateful that I have access to her

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Response from Karen Howard-Grenville, PALS, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your positive comments regarding the support that has been provided to you by your Carers Assessment Worker and also for taking the time to let us know.

I am pleased that the support has been beneficial and hope that your situation continues to improve.

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