To help you as a carer, we work with Carers Lancashire. Carers Lancashire is a partnership of organisations from across Lancashire, who support carers. Some of these organisations have centres where you can drop in to speak to a member of staff, but they also do outreach work across the county. You can also contact Carers Lancashire to find your local carers support service by phone or email.
Carers Lancashire can offer:
Support is provided to all carers, including:
You may be a parent carer if you provide help and support to a child under the age of 18 who has a disability or illness, for who you have parental responsibility. Each carers centre has a dedicated parent carers development worker who can provide you with specialist information and support.
Black, minority and ethnic carers
There are specialist bi-lingual carers development workers who can offer you support in your caring role based in carers centres in Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale; Preston and Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.
You are a young carer if you are under the age of 18 and are caring for a person with a long term illness or disability, including mental health issues and alcohol and drug misuse. Carers centres across the county may be able to offer support to you in your role as a young care by providing you with information, support, and events and activities.
If you think you are a carer and would like to access this support, please get in touch by telephoning Carers Lancashire on 0345 688 7113.