Do you look after someone who cannot manage without you? This could be a family member, friend or neighbour who, because of disability, illness or frailty, cannot manage on their own.
If so you are a CARER and you are entitled to support for yourself.
CarersMK can help carers by providing:
- up to date information and advice
- training to help with your caring role
- somebody to talk to in confidence
- opportunities to meet other carers
- access to events and relaxation therapies
Every year more than two million people in the UK become Carers. Becoming a Carer can be bewildering, confusing and frightening. No one is super human and all Carers need some support and back-up.
Recognising yourself as a Carer is the first step to getting the support you need. Many of us do not see ourselves as Carers: we are mums and dads, husbands, wives, partners, brothers, sisters, friends and neighbours. We are simply doing what anyone would, caring unpaid for a loved one or friend, helping them through when they are unable to do things for themselves. The fact is that you are also a Carer and there are things that you need to know. No one likes to be labelled, but recognising yourself as a Carer can be the gateway to getting a range of help and support.
If you would like to receive support and information please download a copy of our Carers Referral form and hand it into Reception who will pass your details on accordingly.
Margaret Powell House
439 Midsummer Boulevard
Milton Keynes MK9 3BN
Telephone 01908 231703