Information for Carers
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 maybe an older, vulnerable person.
Here you can find out more about the Carer Support Team.