If you look after someone, anyone, we are here for you….
At Hartlepool Carers we provide support for people who look after others. That doesn’t mean professional or paid carers. We support people who care for their husband, wife, mam, dad, son, daughter, sibling, friend or other relative. We offer information, advice and guidance to carers in and around Hartlepool – and it’s all confidential, non-judgemental and impartial. Hartlepool Carers are the “centre-point” for carers in the town, assisting directly and linking people with other organisations when more appropriate, to ensure every carer gets the support they require.
Carers provide support to loved ones, who have long term illnesses, disabilities, mental health and to individuals who misuse substances, without their support they would be unable to manage to live independently within our community.
We provide support to carers from 5 years old in Hartlepool. Currently we are providing support to over 1,100 adult carers, 210 young carers (5-17), 50 young adult carers (18-25) and 56 ex carers.
The main services provided include:
• Provision of Information, Advice and Guidance
• Signposting to other relevant organisations
• One to one support, including assistance in accessing services
• Access to breaks, activities and complimentary therapies
• Education, Employment and Volunteering Support
• Peer to Peer Support
• Targeted Support
• Carer involvement forums