Information on this page was last updated on 18/02/2020
Across the UK today 6.5 million people are unpaid carers, supporting a family member or friend who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without that support. That equates to one in eight adults who provide care.
Looking after someone can be a rewarding experience but it can also be lonely and affect the health of the carer. Many carers are so focused on looking after the person with a disability they forget about their own health and wellbeing.
Carers Link Lancashire have been supporting adult unpaid carers in East Lancashire (Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn & Ribble Valley) since 2001. They also support young carers from the age of 6 years old in Hyndburn, Ribble Valley & Preston.
They are committed to providing high quality services including proving information, support and signposting. The services they provide for unpaid carers include:
- Carers Assessments (on behalf of Social Services)
- Planning for an Emergency
- Benefits support
- Access to short breaks and discounted holidays
- Support to improve mental and physical wellbeing
- Social activities and support groups
- Specialist support for the BME community as well as a dedicated worker for cancer support
- Support within schools for young carers
- Access to grants
Cost and duration
There is no charge for this service, apart from a small nominal fee for some activities. Support is open ended.
Call Carers Link Lancashire on 0345 688 7113 or 01254 387444 between Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Visit – www.carerslinklancashire.co.uk
Email – email@example.com
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