Caring for a loved one can be a difficult and challenging time as you balance the challenges of everyday life with the needs of the person you are caring for. This page lists a number of organisations who can offer support and other useful information to help you to carry on caring.
Katharine House Hospice
Katharine House Hospice supports both patients and those close to them.
The hospice recognises that it is not just patients who need care but also the people who are caring for them. The hospice offers a Carers’ Group to provide emotional and practical support for these people.
The group offers carers the opportunity to relax, unwind, make new friends and talk to someone who appreciates the challenges of being a carer.
For more information about this service contact:
Gill Knight, Social Worker and Carers Group Co-ordinator on:
01785 254645 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.
The over-60s is the fastest-growing group in society and there are more of us than ever before.
Ageing is not an illness, but it can be challenging. At Age UK we provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people.
Tel: 0800 169 6565
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The Carers association
We offer free and confidential advice, information and emotional support to individual carers either on the telephone, through home visits and a range of printed material including our quarterly magazine Aspects.
Tel: 01785 606675
Crossroads Care Staffordshire offers a full range of respite services to support carers and the people they care for including palliative care services, domestic homecare services, an emergency service, one to one and group activities.
Tel: 01782 268391
If you are caring for someone for over 20 hours per week.
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The Honey Pot Charity
Since 1996 Honeypot has been working to enhance the lives of vulnerable children and young carers aged 5-12 years by providing respite breaks and on-going outreach support. We give young carers a break from demanding and stressful responsibilities at home and provide a safe, nurturing environment where children at risk can develop their full potential.
Family Action transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across England.
YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.