Men Care Too

Last changed: Friday 29 April, 2022

We are delighted to launch our new project to provide specialist group support to male carers – “Men Care Too”.

Carers’ Resource is running this project thanks to funding from Carers Trust as part of a national programme which aims to support a range of under-represented groups.

National research by Carers UK shows that men are among the hardest groups of carers to reach and support. In 2020, around 26% of referrals to Carers’ Resource were male. However, we know there are many more male carers out there who need support – Carers UK estimate that 42% of carers are men.

Through this new project, we will be offering additional group support to male carers, over and above our existing services, to provide a inclusive and beneficial range of activities for male carers.

New activity groups will begin this spring and summer, including allotment groups, fishing trips, walking groups and supper clubs.

There will also be online groups for the Bradford, Harrogate, and Skipton areas, providing group support to male carers.

A male carers’ forum will meet regularly, and a number of trips away are also planned.

Carers’ Resource will also be producing specific information resources for male carers, including information on men’s physical and mental health.

The project is funded for two and a half years but it is hoped many of the activities will become sustainable into the future.

If you would like to find out more about this project please email mencare2@carersresource.org

“Men can sometimes be reluctant to ask for support. We want to identify and reach out to more male carers across Bradford, Craven and Harrogate, and provide them with services they want and need.

“We hope this project will improve their quality of life, reduce isolation and help them to cope with their caring role.”

Mohammed Mahboob, Male Carer Development Worker