Why don’t you try? : Find a support network for you
Support from other carers
You may find it helpful to speak to other people who understand the issues carers can face. Carers UK has details of local support groups and online forums where you can meet other carers like you.
Find local support services and networks
Carers Trust have an online tool to help you find local carer support services and groups, to expand your support network
Coronavirus – get extra help if you’re a carer
If you’re caring for someone vulnerable you can ask an NHS volunteer to go shopping for them or collect their prescription. The person you’re caring for can also talk to a volunteer on the phone if they’re feeling lonely because they’re self-isolating.
Check how to get help from an NHS volunteer on the Royal Voluntary Service website.
You can also check the guidance on the Carers UK website to find out what other support is available to you.
- If you need further help or advice, there are a number of organisations you can contact.
- Carers UK
- The Carers Trust
- Carers Direct – which also has a helpline for carers on 0300 123 1053 (Mon-Fri 9am-8pm; Sat and Sun 11am-4pm)
Here’s a tip for you to try this week :
Contact your local carers support group for peer support., Get advice from other main carers in your area or use our carer buddy system for support.,
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