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Caring Hands

Are you looking after someone?

Across the UK today 6.5 million people are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill. In Wolverhampton alone it is estimated that there are around 27,500 carers.

Our loved ones are living longer with illness or disability, and more and more of us are looking after them. Whether round-the-clock or for a few hours a week, in our own home or for someone at the other end of a motorway – caring can have a huge effect on us, our lives and our plans. Carers are holding families together, enabling loved ones to get the most out of life, making an enormous contribution to society and saving the economy billions of pounds.

Looking after someone can be tough, but you’re not on your own. There are lots of ways you can get information and advice to support you in finding new ways to manage at home, at work, or wherever you are. 

Supporting you as a carer

If you are an unpaid carer, supporting someone with a disability or illness in Wolverhampton these pages are for you. The person you look after may have a mental health need, learning disability, physical or sensory disability or may be a older, vulnerable person to find out more contact the carer support team.

It is important to look after your own needs as a carer as well as those of the person you are looking after. Please refer to the downloads section of this page where you will find a range of supporting documents relating to the Carers service.  

Carer Support Team

 

LATEST:

The latest edition of the City Carer Magazine and News Bulletin can be found in the downloads section of this page.

 

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