Carer and Family Support
Am I a Carer?
A Carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.
The person you care for could be:
§ your husband, wife or partner;
§ a family member such as parent, brother, sister, son or daughter;
§ a friend or neighbour.
The care can be in the form of regular daily care, or simply helping out in a crisis. Caring for someone can be very rewarding but at times it can also be very tough. You may feel that caring takes up all of your spare time, or is a drain on your emotions.
If you are a carer, it's important to recognise that there is lots of help and support available to you too.
There are a number of support organisations that can help you. For further information on carers support you can contact:
Forward Carers (Birmingham Carers Centre)
Tel: 0333 006 9711
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or ask at reception for a copy of this information