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Are you looking after / caring for someone?

Do you help look after your husband, wife, partner, a parent, or child if they are sick or disabled? A relative, neighbour or friend?

You may not be the only person who helps to care, but if you are not employed to provide  care for them, then you are a carer.

How do I get support as a carer of an adult?

If you want to find an organisation or a local group that can offer you support as a carer, just click on the menu below to find organisations and groups in your local area.  

If you are caring for a young adult (aged up to 25 years), with special educational needs and disabilities, then support for carers can be found in the local offer section.  

The Carers Hub can also support you as a carer by providing tailored advice, training and information. It's your one stop shop for everything you need to know about looking after your needs as a carer. 

I need a break from caring, how can I find care for the person i look after?

Being a carer can be hard work and you might need to take a break sometimes.

A short break can be anything from a couple of hours to several weeks, away from caring to give you time to recharge your batteries. You may find that it helps you stay stay well and feel better able to cope with caring.

There are many organisations and care agencies listed here on 'Staffordshire Connects' that can help you take a break and care for the person you look after.

This may include day care / opportunities providers, home care agencies, and agencies able to care for children / young people. 

If you are caring for a child/ young adult (aged up to 25 years), with special educational needs and disabilities, then support for carers can be found in the local offer section.  

If you contact The Carers Hub they will also be able to offer you support and tell you about how you can have an assessment to see what might help make your life easier. This is called a carer's assessment. 

 

How do I get support as a carer of an child / young person?

If you want to find an organisation or a local group that can offer you support as a carer, then support can be found in the children and families section. 

If you are caring for a child/ young person (aged up to 25 years), with special educational needs and disabilities, then support for carers can be found in the local offer section.  

The Carers Hub can also support you as a carer by providing tailored advice, training and information. It's your one stop shop for everything you need to know about looking after your needs as a carer. 

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