n-compass supports unpaid carers to thrive in their caring role throughout the Northwest.
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What is Carers Support?
Carers provide unpaid care by looking after an ill, older or disabled family member, friend or partner. It could be a few hours a week or round the clock. Many people act as carers without even thinking about the role they perform or the support they may be able to tap into.
The vast majority of care is provided by family and friends, who make up the army of unpaid carers. Social services and the NHS rely on carers’ willingness and ability to provide care and without it they would collapse.
In 2011 a Census on the Provision of Unpaid Care revealed that there are approximately 6 million people providing unpaid care in England & Wales. Of these, around 3.7 million provide 1-19 hours per week, 775,000 provide 20-49 hours and 1.4 million provide 50 hours or more unpaid care.
However the impact of caring is not just dictated by the number of hours of care provided. If a carer is working full-time, combining caring with looking after young children, or having to travel long distances to provide care, then even having to provide a few hours of care a week can have an impact on their own life.
It is therefore vitally important that we support unpaid carers to maintain their own health and wellbeing so that they can continue in their caring role for as long as they chose.
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Contact us on Telephone 03450 138 208
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