Who is this service for?

Partner2Care offers an independent advisory service for people with Personal Health Budgets who need care at home and would like support to arrange or manage their carer.

We support people in Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and elsewhere in the south west.

What we do

  • Help you recruit and employ staff
  • Advise you about setting up a bank account for your care needs
  • Help you to set up a system for dealing with tax and National Insurance for someone you employ
  • Offer a payroll service if needed
  • Support with keeping financial records to show what you have spent
  • Be at the end of a phone if you need advice
  • Recruitment
  • Staff management

We also offer training for care providers.

Grants to support discharge from hospital

We may be able to provide one-off payments which cover the cost of support to enable an earlier discharge home from a hospital. Payments of between £200 and £1200 can be made to an individual, family member, friend or voluntary advocate.

You may be referred to us by your NHS hospital or community staff, and we will discuss with you, and those caring for you, how your need can be met.

Payments may contribute towards:

  • shopping
  • household tasks
  • important paperwork, including applications for essential benefits, possibly due to a change in circumstances following discharge from hospital
  • meals preparation or support with cooking
  • support to connect with others for social activity as loneliness is as harmful to health as smoking and could lead to unnecessary readmission to health services or to unnecessary GP appointments
  • cleaning
  • equipment
  • transport, including transport from hospital or to follow-up appointments post discharge
  • child-care or loss of earning costs for family members to provide short-term care
  • white goods such as a dishwasher, dryer, furnace, hot water heater, stove, trash compactor, and washer
  • technological options which help you at home
  • dog walkers

Grants given as part of this scheme will not stop you being referred for other assessed support.

If you have any questions about the scheme, please contact sirona.partnertocare@nhs.net, dial 0800 111 4167 or see the Partner 2 Care website for further information.

Find out more

For more information, call 0800 111 4167 or email the team.

You can also visit our website.

Partner2Care

Marina Healthcare Centre
2 Haven View
Portishead
North Somerset
BS20 7QA

Contact

0800 111 4167
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