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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 also a carer.

If you need support, here on Staffordshire Connects we have many organisations listed that can help you.

Carer's Hub

The Carer's Hub has a whole host of activities to help carers, so take a look at their website to see what's happening in your area. 

Are you a paid carer?

If you are part of a care agency, or a carer / personal assistant then you may find the Care Market Development area of the Staffordshire Connects website useful for information about care training, development and vacancies.

 

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.

For adults of any age   

There are many day care / opportunities organisations listed here on 'Staffordshire Connects' that can help you take a break and care for the person you look after. Many home care agencies may also be able to support you.   

For children, young people and adults up to 25 years

There are 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.  

A wide variety of activities and short breaks are available as part of the Staffordshire County Councils 'Aiming High offer' 

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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