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What is a carer?
A carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a friend, neighbour or relative who could not manage otherwise because of frailty, illness or disability.
Most carers would still not recognise themselves under the term 'carer'. They are just people trying to cope as best they can while helping to look after an elderly relative who has developed Alzheimer's, a partner with Multiple Sclerosis or a young child born with cerebral palsy. They may even be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibilities at home.
In total there are 5.7 million adult carers across the UK, of whom almost one million are looking after somebody for more than 50 hours each week.
- Information from the North Tyneside Learning Disabilities Care Forum
- Consultation on North Tyneside Council’s Charging Policy for Adult Social Care Services and the impact of the Care Act 2014
- Caring and Wellbeing Forum – Friday 27 February. Help us prevent carers reaching breaking point
- Carers beat Stress in January
- Learning Disability Care Forum Launches
There are no upcoming events at this time.
- Going Higher campaign urges universities to offer more support to student carers February 25, 2015
- Carers Trust grants help provide fun, social activities for young carers and their families February 19, 2015
- New discount club launched for carers February 18, 2015