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Are You a Carer?

A carer is someone who provides unpaid help and support to family or friends. You could be caring for a partner, child, relative, friend or a neighbour who is ill, frail, disabled or who has mental health or substance misuse problems, anyone can become a carer at any age.

Recognising yourself as a carer can be a way of acknowledging that you have an important role. Your role may be rewarding but one which can also be stressful and demanding. As a carer it is important that you are aware of the range of services available to support you in your caring role and to help you manage the impact caring has on your own health and well-being.

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Carers Information Booklet

This is a one stop, comprehensive guide for carers containing lots of useful information about local services and the support available.

Carers Assessment

A guide to a carers assessment and what to expect.


A smaller handy booklet with bite sized information about how and where carers can access support in the Royal Borough.

NHS - A practical guide to healthy caring

The advice in this booklet will help you if you look after a friend or family member or have any form of caring responsibilities, but it is written to be particularly relevant for those who are about 65 years or older and are new to caring.

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