Am I a carer?
It is really important to look after yourself in order to be able to support another person. Lots of people in the UK are carers, you are not alone.
A carer is someone who provides support to an adult family member or friend who could not live independently, or whose health would deteriorate, without this help.
You might not recognise yourself as a carer. Instead you are mother, father, brother, sister, daughter, son, husband, wife, partner, friend and so on. You might help them to wash, dress, eat, to get to medical appointments, or keep them company when they feel lonely or anxious.
Caring Together works with Cambridgeshire County Council to offer a variety of support and advice that matters to you as a carer. This support continues during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and includes:
- Information, advice and guidance
- Remote support and virtual activities
- Homecare (this is a chargeable service)
- Providing caring packs including personal protective equipment (PPE) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
- Carers may be eligible to benefit from a carer break, delivered by the Caring Together homecare team, at no cost to them
- help with transport to an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination
Caring Together is also able to offer information and advice to other professionals supporting carers at this time.
Find out more at on the Caring Together website.
Telephone: 0345 241 0954
Making Space offers support and advice to carers of adults (18-65) when the cared for person has mental ill health.
Find out more at the Making Space website.