A carer is anyone who provides a great deal of care on a regular basis for a member of their family or a friend – but is not employed to do so. As a carer you may be able to get extra help both for yourself and the person you care for. There are also many organisations that can offer support, information and advice.
In Hampshire we are always looking for new ways to support carers. If you provide care or support for someone in your community, or if you know someone who does, your Community Development Officer can help you to find the right support for you – this could be through attending existing groups or even starting one of your own!
Get in touch with your local Community Development Officer for more information.
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers website is easy to use and has a wealth of information on the support available to carers. There are discussion boards as well as an area with press releases about the latest relevant topics, and there are links to local support