At some point in our lives every one of us will be involved in looking after an older relative, a sick friend or a disabled family member. Caring can take its toll on your finances, your health, your carer and your family and social life.
DID YOU KNOW?
6.5 million people in the UK alone are caring right now.
Carers Helpline is a service provided by NHS Choices.Call the Carers Direct helpline on Tel: 0300 123 1053 if you need help with your caring role and want to talk to someone about what options are available to you. If you are busy at certain times of day, you can send them a message and ask them to call you back for free at a time that is convenient to you.
Carers UK provides information, advice and support for carers. By bringing carers together, we provide a stronger voice which shapes our campaigns to make life better for carers and influences policy makers, employers and service providers, to help them improve carers' lives.Their Adviceline is Tel: 0808 808 7777. It is open Monday to Friday, from 10am until 4pm
Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. With their Network Partners, they aim to ensure that information, advice and practical support are available to all carers across the UK. Tel: 0844 800 4361
If you look after someone with cancer, you may not think of yourself as a carer. You may say ‘I'm just being their husband, partner, daughter or friend’. Yet the support you provide is vital. Whether it's helping with shopping, taking them to the hospital or just being there when they need to talk. Macmillan know that without the right support, providing this care can have a big impact on you – physically, emotionally and financially. We’re here to give you the support you may need to make sure no one faces cancer alone.Tel:0808 808 00 00