Carers Trust provide help and advice whilst also working to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. Their website has a range of information and advice for carers including their useful ‘Help Directory’.
Carers UK provides information, advice and support to carers. Their website provides information about any aspect of caring including support with Carer’s Allowance, benefit checks, advice on financial and practical matters related to caring, practical help or exploring what technology is available to make caring easier. They provide factsheets that break down the complex issues simply and accurately so you get the full picture of the support available. If you have a question about caring and are looking for some information, support or advice contact email@example.com. For all other enquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Manchester Carers Forum is led by unpaid carers so they know how it really feels to be a carer. Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but highly stressful too. Carers spend their entire lives putting others first, and as a result can often end up feeling insignificant, isolated and ignored. Feelings of failure and anger, and of constant worry are common. Manchester Carers Forum’s goal is to provide carers with a collective voice, and to provide the reassurance that someone is listening. Just knowing that someone cares can be a lifeline. With their support groups, training, mentoring and fun activities and advocacy for carers, they aim to be that lifeline.
The Care Workers’ Charity (CWC) was founded in 2009 with the objective of supporting current and former care workers with one-off crisis grants. The CWC support the almost 2 million care workers in the UK, contributing to one of the largest workforces.
Young Carers is part of the Carers Trust and helps young carers to cope with their caring role through specialised services across the UK. These services are delivered by Carers Trust Network Partners, which are independent charities offering young carers the chance to be young people free from their caring responsibilities through trusted activities, clubs, outings, holidays and one-to-one support.