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Who is a Family Carer?

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A Family Carer is someone of any age whose life is restricted because they are looking after another person who cannot manage without help because of illness, age related frailty, mental health need, substance misuse or disability. Family Carers are not paid and do not always live with the person they care for. They may be caring for a friend, neighbour or relative.

Suffolk Family Carers overview

Suffolk Family Carers is in touch with 14,239 Carers in Suffolk. For a quarter of a century, we have been providing front line health and social care services to Family Carers and have been partners in providing training and other Family Carer support all over Suffolk.

Suffolk Family Carers aims to help those who care for a family member, friend, neighbour or relative live fuller lives

We seek to minimise the hardships, difficulties and other challenges Family Carers face, to raise awareness of Family Carers and ensure their voices are heard throughout Suffolk. From a shoulder to cry on to providing appropriate information on benefits, we are here to help.

Suffolk Family Carers Services

Adult Services

We offer a variety of services for Adult Family Carers. We run a number of Family Carer support groups out in the communities around Suffolk. We also offer specialist services in Mental Health & Wellbeing and a host of other services. Visit our website www.suffolkfamilycarers.org for more information.

Young Peoples Services

We support Young Carers and Young Adult Carers aged from 9 to 24 years old, who provide support for a family member who suffers from a long term illness. This could be either a physical disability, mental ill health or substance misuse.  We offer advice and guidance from our dedicated teams of support workers. For more information, please visit our website.

www.suffolkfamilycarers.org
Registered Charity 1069937