Lancashire Carers Service hosts monthly online Carers Awareness Sessions designed to promote the benefits of carers accessing our service. The sessions offer professionals across all sectors a deeper understanding of the support carers can access to support them whilst in a caring role.

Florin Read from Citizens Advice in North Lancashire, had this to say about their experience referring clients to our Lancashire Carers Service:

“At North Lancashire Citizens Advice Bureau, I encounter many people in caring roles. A majority  of the clients I work with want help with emotional wellbeing. so it is great to see that the Lancashire Carers Service offer additional support through a carers assessment including financial assistance and wellbeing support to improve mental health and general happiness.”

With the cost of living crisis putting further pressures on those we support, with some unable to afford essentials to maintain their health and wellbeing and this brings about increased stress and pressure.  This means that our services are required now more than ever.

Carers assessments enable us to offer the correct, and necessary support, carers can benefit from counselling, peer support, budgeting and access to training, resources and respite.

Florin added: “Attending the Carers Awareness Briefing Session this week was a very helpful session, and I would be happy to refer my clients, especially around supporting mental wellbeing and welfare.”

Our aim is to equip the team at North Lancashire Citizens Advice Bureau with an improved understanding of the Lancashire Carers Service offer, helping them feel more confident identifying hidden carers, and referring to us.

This allows us to support even more carers across the North of England, they will receive the support they need in relation to caring for someone, will have access to a range of interventions including peer support groups, which can improve feelings of isolation and loneliness, and improved general health and wellbeing.