Carers Information

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:

Or ask at reception for a copy of this information


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