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Most carers would still not recognise themselves under the term 'carer'. They are just people trying to cope as best they can while helping to look after an elderly relative, a partner or a young child with a disability.

They may even be juggling paid work with their unpaid caring responsibilities at home.

In total there are over 7 million adult carers across the UK, of whom almost one million are looking after somebody for more than 50 hours each week.

The 2011 census indicated that there are 250,000 young carers in the UK - young people under the age of 18 who might be helping to look after a parent, or who may be caring for a brother or sister.

These carers have no training, no holidays, no fixed hours and no fixed salary. For some it can be a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year commitment.

For further advice and information please see the relevant sections below, or get in contact with Hartlepool Carers on 01429 283 095

Available in this Section:

Drop In Services

Details about the various drop in services available from Hartlepool Carers

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Working & Caring

Advice for anyone juggling work and caring responsibilities

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Benefits Check & Advice

Summary of the different benefits Carers can apply for

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Job Club

Get help getting back into work and improving your skills

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Mental Health

Information relating to our Mental Health services

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Self Help

Advice and Information about taking Care of Yourself

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Useful Information

Where to look for more information

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Local Doctors & Surgeries

Contact details for all Hartlepool based Doctors and Surgeries

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Register as a Carer With Your GP

Tell your doctor your a Carer

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Sign Up With Hartlepool Carers

Register yourself as a Carer with Hartlepool Carers

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Independent Support Service

0 – 25 years who are transferring from a statement of special education needs statement

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