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Who Is A Carer?

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Are you a carer?

Daughter caring for her mother

Lots of people do not realise that they are ‘carers’ they just do the right thing for the people they love

According to ‘Carers UK’, as many as 1 in 4 adults aged between 45 and 64 are in a caring role.  They are often a family member looking after someone they love at home, or a concerned neighbour or friend.

A lot of people don’t realise they are a ‘carer’.  They might feel that they are just a husband or maybe just a daughter doing what’s right for someone that they love and they don’t consider the range of services that are available to them.

Carers come from all walks of life and it doesn’t matter whether they are looking after someone with a short or long term illness, learning disabilities or physical disabilities, they are still a carer.

Neither does it matter what they do for that person:  They may take the person or people they care for to routine appointments, do their shopping for them, pop in and do some housework or cook a meal for them, or they could be looking after personal hygiene needs or getting someone up in the morning or ready for bed at night.

A carer is someone, who without payment, provides help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age related issues, physical or mental illness, substance misuse or disability.

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KEM Card

The KCEC enables immediate access to pre-arranged planned care, giving the carer peace of mind in an emergency

Training Courses for Carers

Caring with confidence Caring with Confidence is a new, free course especially designed for carers. It is run over seven weeks, one day a week, with every session lasting three hours including a half-hour break