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carers

Carers

A carer is someone who, without payment, provides help to a relative or friend who could not manage otherwise due to illness, disability, frailty, mental health, drug or alcohol issues. Anyone can be a carer. Some carers care for an ill partner, an elderly parent or a child with additional needs and some carers are children who look after a parent. Many carers combine this with working, running a home and looking after children. Every caring situation is different but what carers have in common is that they usually put their own needs last.

Where can I get help?

Tell your GP that you are a carer. If you are struggling, please be open and honest about this. Try not to see this as a failure or feel guilty about it; it’s very common amongst carers. Your GP will try and help make things better. This is part of their role.

Contact the Carers’ Resource

The Carers’ Resource gives tailored support and information to unpaid carers and vulnerable people. It is open to everyone and helps people find out what support – financial, practical or emotional – is available and how to access it.

You can contact their Bradford and Airedale team by filling in a web form on the Carers’ Resource website or by the following:

Phone: 01274449660

Emailinfo@carersresource.org

Website: carersresource.dev

Carers’ Resource
Unit 15
Park View Court
St Paul’s Road
Shipley BD18 3DZ

The Carers’ Resource is a charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered charity No 1049278. Company registered in England No 3054273. Registered Office: 11 North Park Road, Harrogate, HG1 5PD