A carer is someone who looks after a partner, relative or friend who cannot manage alone due to physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or addiction.
The person you care for may have one or more conditions including dementia, stroke, mental health issues, learning or physical disability. They may be a child with complex needs, genetic condition, autism or any other disability or additional support need.
You may or may not live with the person you look after.
We can offer support for up to one year after your caring role has come to an end.
Caring for family and friends is a natural part of life and can be rewarding. However, we understand that it can also be emotionally and physically demanding. You may feel exhausted, and your own health & wellbeing may suffer as you prioritise the needs of a loved one before your own.
We recognise that every carer is an individual with their own unique set of circumstances. We will work with you to provide support that prioritises your needs and improves your health and wellbeing.
We understand that some carers have a short-term caring role whilst others may care for someone over many years.
As your needs and the needs of the person you look after change, so the advice, skills and supports you need are likely to change. We are here to offer ongoing support to help you manage as you transition through each stage of your journey.