Where do I start?

"I'd like to know about the support I can get while I am caring for someone."

Where do I start?

Caring for someone with care and support needs is a very important role. It is essential that you get help and support along the way to make sure you do not feel cut off from others and that you look after your own needs.

Unpaid carers - support and guidance

Take a look at some of the resources available to you.

Shared lives carers - support and guidance

Shared lives care is delivered locally through registered shared lives carers. It is based on shared interests, lifestyles and a sense of humour. It feels like an ordinary life for someone who needs support - and doesn’t feel like a ‘job’ for you. Find out more about how to become a shared lives carer and the support you’ll receive if you are registered with us.