In 2016 our one-to-one support made life a little easier for carers, helped families find a way out of financial hardship, provided emotional support, and much more.
Our support officers work with people experiencing a challenging or uncertain time in their life. We know that there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to any problem. That’s why our support is tailored to you and your situation.
In 2016 we supported people to make decisions about care, either for themselves or for a loved one.
Our support officers provided information, advice and a listening ear as well as financial assistance to help cover the cost of things like home adaptations, specialist equipment and in some circumstances, the ‘top-up’ costs of residential care. This support made the sometimes challenging and exhausting process of organising health and carer support much easier, particularly for people living abroad with relatives needing care in the UK.
Our specialist debt support officers worked with individuals and families to relieve the anxiety, stress and pressure of debt and money worries. They negotiated with creditors, offered budgeting advice and helped people navigate the benefits system. And we provided £1.1 million in grants and donations to help stop unexpected costs such as house or car repairs push family finances to breaking point.
Looking ahead, we aim to improve our understanding of how CABA can become an effective part of someone’s support network, so we can make the biggest difference possible, in both the short and long term.
Working in partnership with Dementia UK and the Admiral Nurses team, we offered specialist support to individuals and families affected by dementia. Providing both emotional support and practical advice this service has helped people live more positively with their diagnosis and face the future with confidence.
We organised face-to-face career coaching for people who were unemployed or facing redundancy. Face-to-face or telephone counselling was arranged for individuals, couples and families coping with bereavement, depression, relationship problems and more.
And when people reached out to us for help with feelings of loneliness or isolation, we were able to connect them with an Age UK befriender, to chat to on the phone each week.
CABA is with you and your family for life. From the moment you begin your training, throughout your professional career, into retirement and beyond. If you, or someone you know could benefit from our support, get in touch. Our advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So there’s always someone you can talk to.
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All real stories and quotes are based on the experiences of real people, however, some names, images and identifying details have been changed to ensure privacy.
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