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 have a wellbeing assessment of your personal needs please call the carer helpline on 0300 012 4272 or complete the secure referral form.

Watch this short video on becoming a carer

Financial Advice - short videos

Advice about Carers Allowance can be found Here
Advice about Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Tips for family carers can be found Here