Do you look after or help to look after someone who couldn’t always manage without you? Are you a Young Carer?
Does someone rely on you? You could be helping with household tasks such as cleaning or cooking, administering medication, organising and transporting someone to medical appointments, providing personal care or providing emotional support.
You could be doing it once a day, a couple of times a week or all the time. There are no time limits to being a Carer.
If you look after someone you love or care about, you may not consider yourself a Carer. Caring is something we do as parents, partners, children, sisters, brothers and friends, often without question, or the need for a label.
A Carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who could not always manage without their support. They might look after someone with a physical disability, long term health condition, mental health issue or a problem with substance misuse.
We have two joint Carers Leads - Jess Watts and Alison Harrod. We also have a Care Coordinator, Maggie Gregory. Please do contact any of these staff members if you require any support or advice.
Carers Sign Up Form
Young Carers Quiz
Condition Specific Advice
Money, Finances and Work
Future Care and Planning