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Are You a Carer?

A carer is anyone, including children and adults who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support.

Many carers don’t see themselves as carers and it takes them an average of two years to acknowledge their role as a carer. It can be difficult for carers to see their caring role as separate from the relationship they have with the person for whom they care.

It’s likely that every one of us will have caring responsibilities at some time in our lives and have to cope with the accompanying challenges.

As a carer, you may be juggling work, studying and other commitments.

Carers Questionnaire

There is a lot information on NHS UK about carers and caring. You can find further information below:


Contact Carers Direct

Telephone: 0808 802 0202

Helpline Information


Office Hours: Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.


Local Support for Carers and their Families

Social Prescribers

Social prescribing - sometimes referred to as community referral – is a means of enabling GPs , nurses and other health and care professionals to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical services. Please speak to reception or a member of our health care team if you would like to be referred. Alternatively you can contact them directly at CONNECT for Health on 01394 332 265 or



Support if you are caring for someone with dementia


Financial Support

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

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