Support for carers

Support for carers

A carer is someone, who, without payment, provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, parent, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.

As a carer you may entitled to a Social Services assessment in your own right, if you are providing regular and substantial care. However, you do not have to have a carer’s assessment. If you choose not to have one, it will not stop the person you care for from receiving services. If you would like more information, ask your social worker or call Social Services Direct on 01253 477592.

Blackpool Carers’ Centre provides a range of support to enhance the lives of unpaid carers of all ages. The Centre provides emotional and practical support, trips and activities, opportunities to access funding for breaks, whole family support and a free quarterly magazine.

Contact Blackpool Carers’ Centre at:
Norman House, Robson Way,
Blackpool, FY3 7PP
Tel: 01253 393748
admin@blackpoolcarers.org
www.blackpoolcarers.org