Gloucestershire Carers Emergency Scheme

Do you care for someone? What would happen if you got caught in a emergency?

The Gloucestershire Carers Emergency Scheme (CES) can help. It will help to give you peace of mind that the person that you care for will receive support if an emergency arises which prevents you from caring for them.

Emergency situations for example could be :

– becoming ill or having an unplanned hospital admission
– other family emergencies
– being delayed due to unexpected travel issues


Caring for someone approaching the end of their life

This can be a sad and challenging time for you; you may want answers to questions which are difficult to ask. This leaflet gives you details about several organisations that may be able to help.

View the Carers Info Leaflet

It is often helpful, where possible, to plan for death in a positive and proactive way. Some of the information in the following links may be helpful.


Ability are Gloucestershire County Council approved providers, offering support to families and carers, including practical parenting support and placement support to carers.

Telephone: 01453 827978



Lifeline Groups

A group where craft activities are on offer, whilst others just come for the company, tea & cake and a listening ear; able to offer transport. Every Thursday, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm

Location: 3C Community Church, Church Road, Cam 

Telephone: 01453 546775


Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999



Gloucestershire Young Carers

Charity providing help, support and opportunities to young carers.

Telephone: 01452 733060


Carer's Gloucestershire

Support services for adult carers commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.

Telephone: 0300 11 9000


Carer's Cafe

An informal drop-in session for carers of all ages to share experiences and seek information on support and advice. Refreshments along with a warm welcome!

Location: Vale Community Hospital, Lister Road



We offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.