As a specialist provider of home adaptations in Herefordshire, we regularly see the impact that our work has on the people who need it the most. However, we also see the benefits of those home adaptations extend beyond the people for whom they are installed. Even relatively minor adaptations such as handrails, ramps and widened doorways can make a massive difference to the wellbeing of carers, partners and loved ones too.
Our focus at GB Home Adaptations is to provide the best possible service to our clients and that involves the best materials, the wide range of skilled local tradespeople and the right adaptations in the right places, but it also involves something else, something for which we are well-known.
Our ability to deliver a complete wraparound service.
Many of our clients have carers and those who support them to live fulfilling, independent lives. Those carers also have a voice and in many ways, our work has as much impact on them as the people who benefit from the home adaptations themselves.
Are you a Carer?
Many people find it difficult to acknowledge they are carers, however if you take care of a partner, friend or relative who is ill or disabled due to physical or mental health then you are a carer and the good news is that there is a range of practical, financial and emotional support available to help.
Sharing the Load
Especially during the colder winter months, it is important to know that help is available should a carer need it. Tasks such as shopping, picking up prescriptions and paying bills might all involve leaving the house in bad weather which can often prove difficult.
The NHS has volunteer responders available across Herefordshire who’ve joined to help carers with those very things. This volunteer program is aimed at those with caring responsibilities as well as those advised to shield or self-isolate by a health professional.
No Carer is Alone
There are a staggering 6.5 million unpaid carers in the UK, saving around £132 billion of state funding every year.
That is literally the cost of a second NHS, all thanks to the amazing work that carers do. Carers.org is a support service aimed at carers in Herefordshire. They can provide a wealth of advice and practical support to both new and existing carers aimed at improving their own health and mental wellbeing.
You can find a range of other resources aimed at delivering support to carers below.
Crossroads Together Herefordshire
Every day, 6,000 people across the UK become carers. CarerLinks is an initiative launched by Crossroads Together to help carers take care of their own wellbeing and cope more easily with challenging carer roles.
Room 14, the Fred Bulmer Centre, Wall Street, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR4 9HP
A Gloucestershire-based organisation offering impartial advice, help and support around special educational needs. Their site lists a wide range of local and national organisations and voluntary groups.
Based in Leominster, Herefordshire SIL provides care and support services aimed at empowering disabled and older residents to live life on their terms in their own homes and local communities.
1 Owen Way, Leominster Enterprise Park,
Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0LA
Herefordshire Council Welfare and Financial Assessment Team
Tel: 01432 363 756
St Nicholas House ,6 St Nicholas Street, Hereford HR4 0DD
If you are a carer and would like to learn more about the wide range of home adaptations we supply and fit, or the funding options that might be available. Get in touch on 01432 272188.