Who are carers?
A Carer is someone who provides unpaid, often intensive support to family or friends who could not manage without that support. They could be caring for a relative, partner, friend or neighbour who is ill, frail, disabled, or has mental health or substance misuse problems.
Anyone can be a Carer of any age.
Some carers can care for more than one person, some carers have a disability or illness themselves and some have a paid job alongside their caring role. If you are a carer you are just as important as the person you care for. Help and support is available for you!
Please let us know if you are a Carer so that we can ensure you are receiving the appropriate support.
If you provide regular & substantial care for someone aged 18 or over, you can ask your Local Authority (Lancashire County Council) or your local carers service for a ‘Carers Assessment’; more information, help and support is available at https://www.carerslinklancashire.co.uk/ or by ringing Carers Link Lancashire on 0345 688 7113.
If you feel that you or someone you know needs extra help, you can telephone Carers Link on 0345 688 7113 or Social Services direct on 01282 425961.
Do you worry about what could happen if you were suddenly taken ill and unable to tell anyone that someone depends on you?
Then you may be interested in the Carer's Emergency Card Scheme which is free of charge.
For further details telephone 01772 707313 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Link publish quarterly magazines, these can be read on their website at https://www.carerslinklancashire.co.uk/ , alternatively click on the licks below:
Carers Community October 2018
Young Carers Magazine