Adult Carers are anyone aged over 18 who cares for another person. This may be someone in their family, i.e. a parent, grandparent, sibling or other relative, who needs looking after because they have a physical disability, a mental health condition, a learning disability, a drug or alcohol related illness, a sensory impairment or any long-term illness or condition.
Some of the roles undertaken by adult carers include:
- Helping the person they care for get dressed or washed
- Helping with housework, cooking or shopping
- Helping a family member with their medication
- Providing emotional support
Being a carer is not easy and often taking on these extra responsibilities can affect friendships and relationships, learning and development and health and wellbeing.
How can we help?
It is important to know that there is help and support available to you. Following a Carers Assessment, the Dudley Adult Carers team can provide –
- Free, confidential, one-to-one support with a dedicated worker
- Information and advice
- Signposting and referral to other agencies who can offer support
- Training sessions and workshops
- Emotional support through counselling
- Access to carer groups (currently virtual due to the pandemic).
Carer Support Groups
Carer Support Group – general support group for all adults who provide care to a family member.
Female Carer Support Group – support group for women who care for a family member.
Dementia Awareness Group – support group for those who care for a loved one with dementia.
LGBTQ+ Carer Support Group – support group for LGBTQ+ adults who care for a family member.
For more information on any of these groups please call 01384 814 398.
If you would like more information, or to speak to someone about how we could support you, please call 01384 818 723 or send an email to email@example.com.