Are you a carer?
Do you provide emotional, medical, personal or physical unpaid support to a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental ill-health or substance misuse problems?
If you do, then you are a carer.
3 in 5 people will become a carer at some point in their lives. 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.
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. At Farrier House Surgey, we have a dedicated Care Navigator available to support you and assist you in finding services in the local community to help you with the following:
- 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
Please inform us if you are a carer and if you would like further information, help or support, please do not hesitate to ask!
There are many fantastic organisations supporting carers locally. Please visit https://www.carersworcs.org.uk/ for more information.