Are you a carer?
You may be a carer without actually realising it! Many people help their spouse, other family member or friend to live at home when they are frail or have an illness or disability.
You might look after a disabled child, a parent with mental health problems or an elderly relative. If so, regardless of your age, you are a carer! (the word "carer" here does not mean a foster carer or someone who provides care as part of their job.)
What do carers do?
Looking after someone can involve different tasks such as:
- practical help - shopping, housework, gardening or preparing meals
- personal care - helping the person you care for to get washed and dressed or use the toilet
- emotional support - talking and listening to the person you care for
If you feel that you need help and support or even just information on services that are available from us or other organisations please follow the links on the page.
How to contact us?
If you are over 18 and the person you look after is over 18 please call the free phone number 0800 561 0015 where a trained advisor will discuss the available services with you and start the assessment process if needed.
If you are a young carer (under the age of 18) or the person you care for is under 18, please call 01782 235100 where you will be able to talk to someone who will give you help and advise.