Carers and Advocacy
We offer a range of information and support for carers
A carer is someone who helps a partner, family member, friend or neighbour who is ill, has disability or is frail. The help could be with personal care, household tasks, or other supports. You do not have to live with the person you help to be a carer.
A carer is not a care worker or a paid member of staff.
Caring changes your life, whether you have just started to look after someone or you have been caring for a long time. If you want to talk about your situation and what might make a difference, you can talk to a social worker or our local carers centre. A range of supports are available for you.
A Carers Assessment supports to think and talk through about your particular issues, hopes and aspirations
As a carer it is important that you look after your own health and wellbeing not as well as the person you support.
Juggling life as a carer often means your needs are last on the list.
Information about local advocacy support.