Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. We work 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.
We do this with a UK wide network of quality assured independent partners, through our unique online services and through the provision of grants to help carers get the extra help they need to live their own lives. With locally based Network Partners we are able to support carers in their homes through the provision of replacement care, and in the community with information, advice, emotional support, hands on practical help and access to much needed breaks. We offer specialist services for carers of people of all ages and conditions and a range of individually tailored support and group activities.
To find your nearest Network Partner, call 0300 772 9600 or visit https://carers.org/
Gail Scott-Spicer, Chief Executive for Carers Trust, said:
“Three in five of us will become a carer at some point in our lives, that’s why it is vital that we help to raise awareness of carers and the important role they play in their families and within the community.
“Caring isn’t something we plan for, so if or when it happens we need to ensure the carer receives all the help and support they need to carry out their role as an unpaid carer.
“Carers Week plays a key role in raising awareness of carers’ needs, as well as highlighting the many services available to them from charities like ourselves."