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In the UK there are six million people who care unpaid for an ill, frail or disabled family member or friend. These people are called carers.

They help with personal things like getting someone dressed, turning them in their sleep, helping them to the toilet, helping them move about or administering their medication. Carers also help with things like shopping, laundry, cleaning, cooking, filling in forms or managing money.

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Q1: Do you provide unpaid care for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without your support?

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Carers Summer 2019 Newsletter

The latest edition of our Carers Newsletter Summer 2019 is now available online. This is being posted and emailed out today to carers who are registered with our service.continue reading

Carers Week 2019

The 25th Anniversary takes place from 10th - 16th Junecontinue reading

Upcoming meetings & Events

Family Days

Family Days are sessions where the whole family can come along! These usually happen in school holidays.continue reading

Sibling Group Sessions

We run a monthly group on a Saturday morning from 10.45 - 12.45 for young people who have a sibling with Additional Support Needs or possibly carrying out a small caring role for a parent.continue reading

FAB (Families affected by Group)

The "Families affected by" group is a peer support group for families that have been affected by drugs and alcohol.continue reading

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