Are you a carer?
A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental ill health or substance misuse problems.
Anyone can become a carer; carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age. Many feel they are doing what anyone else would in the same situation; looking after their mother, son, or best friend and just getting on with it.
Carers don't choose to become carers, it just happens.
Being an unpaid carer can have an effect on your own health and well-being and can also lead to social isolation.
Let us know that you are a carer so we can support you. If no-one knows that you are a carer it can be harder to get the support you need.
Carers - Does Your GP Surgery Know
Northamptonshire Carers Service Explained
Northamptonshire Carers provide useful information and advice as well as all kinds of free services which could be of help. Please see the Northamptonshire Carers website (https://www.northamptonshire-carers.org/) for further details.
As a carer, St John Ambulance are offering free first-aid training in 2020:
St John Ambulance are offering funded available first-aid training for carers across Northamptonshire. Sessions teach basic life-saving skills, plus how to manage a range of other injuries or illnesses.
Get in touch with Nicole McMillan (see details below) to secure your place. Places are limited, meaning booking is essential.
- 6th January 2020 - Corby
- 23rd January 2020 - Towcester
- 24th January 2020 - Kettering
- 5th February 2020 - Northampton
- 11th February 2020 - Earls Barton
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