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Support for carers

Am I a carer?

You are a carer if you provide unpaid support to a family member, neighbour or friend. They could need support because they are ill, frail, disabled or have a mental health or substance misuse problem.

The support you provide could be: 

  • washing and dressing
  • shopping and food preparation
  • helping with laundry or housework
  • keeping someone company
  • helping someone take medication
  • emotional support or help managing difficult behaviour
  • keeping an 'eye' on someone to make sure they are safe. 

You are still a carer if you: 

  • don't live with the person you care for
  • are not the only person providing care to someone 
  • are caring for more than one person 
  • are not related to the person you care for .

Support for carers

There is a variety of support available to help carers including:

Nottinghamshire Carers Hub - this provides a range of support and services for carers. If you contact the helpdesk on 0115 824 8824 you can speak to an experienced support worker who will provide a personalised service that meets your individual need. You can also email hub@carerstrustem.org.uk.

Nottinghamshire Help Yourself - you can find out about support available in your community by using Nottinghamshire Help Yourself, which gives information about local organisations that provide a range of services.

Dementia Carer Net -  if you are looking for advice, support or information about caring for someone with dementia.

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