A carer is a person, of any age, who looks after family members who are in need of support. This oculd be due to illness, physical disability, mental health issues or where there is a substance misuse in the household. This carer is upaid - you may be in receipt of Carers Allowance but this not considered to be a payment.
Offer support to unpaid carers over 25 by helping them to overcome challenges that being a carer can bring.
These can include:
Our trained staff help with issues and offer support through various services including:
If you think you are a Carer, know someone who is, or if you are a professional you can make a referral here. Alternatively please contact:
The Carers Centre on
Tel: 01738 567076 or
The pandemic has caused financial impact for some families due to sudden loss of income and unemployment which added extra worries for those who have been affected.
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