The term 'Carer' can often be confusing. We use it in terms of someone who provides support for a relative or friend who has a disability, long-term illness or other additional needs. Sometimes the term 'Carer' can get mixed up for those who work for care agencies and care homes.
We offer a wide range of ways to contact us and access support. For some people online is best so we offer online options to refer yourself to us whilst completing a self assessment which can be followed up with a more detailed assessment if required.
As a professional, making a referral to us is very easy.
We are looking to set up a series of courses that provide practical learning and advice to Carers. The topics are largely down to you and we are consulting Carers on what will benefit them – examples could include first aid, completing forms or medicine management.