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  1. Connect with Other Carers

    When you’re caring, it is good to talk to people who do what you do. Carer volunteers and support groups can put you in touch with people who understand what you’re going through. Please see the Carers UK website for further information on Connecting With Other…
  2. Support in Your Area

    There are local carers' groups across the UK that provide services for carers and host social events and activities. Find out what groups there are near you, and get in touch to find out what services they offer. Please search for services for information and support in…
  3. Support at Work

    You might find that by opening up about your caring responsibilities, your colleagues or manager might be able to help you to cope. From flexible working to time-off in emergencies, there are a range of ways your employer may be able to help. Please see…
  4. Stroke

    A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential. The sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.…
  5. Losing your hearing?

    Hearing loss is more common than you may think. In the UK, around one person in six is deaf or hard of hearing. There are several ways to tell that your hearing is going. The most common cause of hearing loss is ageing. Nearly 42% of those…
  6. Young Carers in Schools

    Young Carers in Schools is a free England wide initiative making it as easy as possible for schools to support young carers and awarding good practice.  In doing so, it supports and celebrates effective local partnership working. Run jointly by Carers Trust and The Children’s…
  7. What is a Young Carer?

    What is a Young Carer? Young carers are children and young people under 18 years old who provide unpaid care to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances. The tasks and level of caring undertaken by young carers can…
  8. Options for dealing with your debts

    Find out what options are available if you can't pay your debts. You'll be asked questions about: How much you owe, your assets (eg property and possessions) and your income. View the support information on the GOV.UK website.
  9. Whole Family Pathway

    This is a tool for all adults’ and children’s services, education, health and other agencies who have contact with young carers and their families. The Children’s Society has developed this Whole Family Pathway, to ensure that however a family (Parent or Child) in need of…
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