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Plymouth's Carers of Friends and Family

Information for Carers of Friends and Family Carers Panel

Who is a carer?

Supporting someone else is sometimes called caring. You are a carer if you provide (unpaid) support and care for someone who has an illness, disability, mental health problem or addiction. Carers can provide all sorts of emotional and practical support.

If you're over 18 and look after a partner, family member, or friend with an illness or disability, you can ask for a carer's assessment to look at how caring affects you and the sort of help you need.

Support with living costs for carers

If you are struggling to make ends meet at the moment, it's important to know that you're not alone and there is help available.

On the Carers UK website, you can find lots of suggestions to help you manage your finances and get support during these challenging times of rising living costs.

If you are under 18 please view the Plymouth Young Carers Support Hub

 

Who is a carer?

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family or friend who needs help and support due to illness, disability, a mental health condition or an addiction.

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Register as a carer

If you're over 18 and look after a partner, family member, or friend with an illness or disability, you can ask for a carer's assessment.

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Your carer rights and self-advocacy

Caring can be hard work - physically and emotionally. It's important to find out about the different ways you can get help and support with caring and your rights.

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Carer's Passport

A Carer's Passport highlights your role and responsibilities as a carer and can help to provide you with support, services or other benefits.

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Discounts and benefits for carers

As a carer in Plymouth, you may be eligible for exclusive discounts and benefits. It's our way of saying thank you for the amazing work you do.

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Financial and legal support for carers

Financial and legal information, help, and support for Plymouth's carers.

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Health and wellbeing for carers

Caring for someone can be physically and emotionally exhausting and it is important to look after yourself.

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Emergency support and safeguarding for carers

From time to time, we encounter situations that we perhaps don't expect. If you need emergency support, there is help available.

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Employment and training for carers

Carers who are employed now have improved rights, but not everyone knows how the law can work to support them.

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Further help, support and contact details for carers

The organisations listed on this page can help answer your questions and provide you with the support you need as a carer.

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Carers Voice feedback form

Your experiences as a carer - good and bad - are hugely important. Your views are extremely valuable to help us make changes, both in Plymouth and nationally.

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News and updates for carers of friends and family

News and updates for carers of friends and family.

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Equality and diversity support for carers

Equality brings quality for everyone and the creation of a fairer society where everyone can participate and achieve their potential.

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Information and support for professionals (carers)

Information and support if you are a professional supporting someone who cares for another person.

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