Carer Support Am I a carer? 6.5 Million people in the UK are Carers and everyday another 6000 people take on a caring responsibility. In the last census (2011) there were approximately 63,000 carers in Worcestershire. Are you a carer? Do you provide any of the following unpaid support to a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental ill-health or substance misuse problems? Emotional support Medical care Personal care Physical care Domestic Tasks If you do, then you are a carer. If you would like information and support regarding your own well-being, assessments you are entitled to or how your support needs can be met, please contact the Worcestershire Carers Hub on 0300 012 4272 or contact us using the self-referral form. Still not sure? Watch this short video from our Engagement and Involvement Lead, Jenny Hewitt talking about 'What is a Carer'? Are you aged 7-25? Worcestershire Young Carers aims to support children and young people age 7 to 25 years who help to look after a parent, guardian or sibling within their home, who is ill or has a disability: Young Carers 3 in 5 people will become a carer at some point in their lives Becoming a carer for the first time or recognising you are a carer can be overwhelming. You have extra responsibilities yet you may not know where to turn for support. Asking for information and advice at the right time can make a big difference in looking after your own needs and the person you care for. We understand the demands of providing unpaid care and support and although we know it can be rewarding it can also be exhausting. Our specially trained Carer Pathway team is available to discuss your caring role, the impact that this is having on your wellbeing and offer you information and advice tailored to your needs. These may include: Local services available for you and the person you care for Social Care Looking after yourself Planning for emergencies Getting a break Peer support Emotional support Employment, education or training opportunities If you would like to receive information or discuss your personal needs as a carer please call the helpline on 0300 012 4272 or complete the secure referral form at the top of the page. Financial Advice- Advice about Carers Allowance can be found Here Advice about Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Tips for family carers can be found Here What is a Carer?