Help for unpaid carers from Caring Together
Caring Together is a leading charity supporting carers of all ages across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk.
At Caring Together our vision is a world with no unpaid carer in crisis, isolated or struggling alone. You can join us in working to make this vision a reality for people who are looking after a family member or friend.
If you are an unpaid carer, we are here to help you. We are here to give you information and advice, and to provide services and support, to make your caring role more manageable, to benefit you and the person you support.
There are over 150,000 unpaid carers across the region covered by the charity: Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Peterborough, and tens of thousands are caring alone behind closed doors. More than three in five of us will become an unpaid carer at some point in our life. We will look after a family member or friend who needs our help because of illness, disability, poor mental health or addiction. Despite how common caring is, many unpaid carers feel they are on their own.
Unpaid carers often find themselves plunged into a caring role with little warning, and feel completely overwhelmed by the heavy responsibilities they shoulder. Many are exhausted from looking after their husband, wife, partner, parent, sibling or child for hours every day, sometimes in addition to trying to hold down a job or bring up children.
We need your help to make sure that even more carers in our local communities receive the practical and emotional support that they need.
Caring Together is a network partner of Carers Trust and has grown significantly over the past ten years, providing more services and more help for family carers and their families across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk.
We are a fully Care Quality Commission compliant organisation providing care in the home and community.
You can find out more about what is available to you by calling our specialist carer services team on 0345 241 0954 or you can email [email protected]
Or you can find out about click here to download our Looking After Someone? leaflet [PDF, 2.09MB]