You may not recognise yourself as a 'carer' but if you provide practical and emotional support for someone on an ongoing basis in order to help them live independently, that's exactly what you are.
Carers Week 8 - 14 June 2015This is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities.
This year is focusing on building Carer Friendly Communities – that is communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own.
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers (PRTC) are organising events for carers in Hampshire during Carers Week 17 kB. For more information or if you are interested in attending one of these events please contact PRTC
Whether you are a carer, work with carers or are just interested in finding out more our online Carer Aware course could help you identify·who is a carer, what their rights are, what support is available and where to find further information. Test your knowledge and get your certificate!
What help is there?
Advice and support from Carer's centres, the Health Service and the Princess Royal Trust
Financial support for carers
Includes Carer's Allowance, Carer's Credit and Carer’s Direct Payments
Getting a break from caring
Good neighbour groups and other respite schemes
What can I do if I suspect abuse?
How to report abuse
Apply for a carer's needs assessment
An assessment looking at the available support from a range of organisations
Caring for someone who is terminally ill
Support for someone who is dying or for their carers
Looking after your own health
Stay healthy with moving and handling of people and back care training
Going into and leaving hospital
Prepare for a hospital admittance and discharge
You can access all or part of the course in any order, but you will need to complete the whole course to get your 'Carer Aware' certificate.