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How do I get support as a carer?

If you want to find an organisation or a local group that can offer you support as a carer of a child, young person or parent try searching here on Staffordshire Connects.

Just click on the menu below to find organisations and groups in your local area.  

Carer's Support  

From the 6th April 2021, any Carers Assessments will be carried out by Staffordshire County Council. This will allow Carers to have a key point of contact and provide a clear and easily accessible framework for information, advice and guidance and also assessments.To arrange a Carers Assessment please contact the Council by Telephone: 0300 111 8010 or by Email: firstcontactcarers@staffordshire.gov.uk

N-Compass will lead the delivery of preventative support for carers of all ages, including young carers. The new service will be called ‘Staffordshire Together for Carers Service’ and will continue to offer emotional and practical support, befriending, peer support, training and skills development for Carers of all ages, as well as a Carers 24/7 chatline.

What support is there for young carers?

Young Carers provide unpaid assistance and support to another person, usually a family member, who requires physical and/or emotional support on a regular or significant basis.

There are over 2,000 people aged under 18 years of age who are 'young carers' in Staffordshire. 

From the 6th April, N-Compass will lead the delivery of preventative support for carers of all ages, including young carers. The new service will be called ‘Staffordshire Together for Carers Service’ and will continue to offer emotional and practical support, befriending, peer support, training and skills development for Carers of all ages, as well as a Carers 24/7 chatline.

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