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Support for carers

Support for carers
If you care for someone, you may feel you need support.

There's a lot of support you can get from:

  • your local council's social care department – ask them for an adult care support plan or a young carers statement and an assessment of care needs for the person you look after
  • carers' centres – they offer practical support, advice and information
  • your place of work or education – you can find flexible ways to work or study to fit round caring for someone
  • training courses – there are courses to help you in your caring role as well as courses to help your personal and professional development

There are many organisations supporting carers, including:

VOCAL's video below describes the difference support can make.

Contact us for information on support groups in your area.

The information was last updated on: 3rd May 2018

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