A carer is anyone, including children and adults who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid.
Many carers don’t see themselves as carers and it takes them an average of two years to acknowledge their role as a carer
It can be difficult for carers to see their caring role as separate from the relationship they have with the person for whom they care, whether that relationship is as a parent, child, sibling, partner, or a friend.
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.
We provide support to carers from 5 years old in Hartlepool. Once you are registered with us, a member of our team will contact you to discuss your individual caring role and needs and discuss how we can help you further through the services we offer.
Provision of information, advice and guidance
Signposting to other relevant organisations
Carer involvement forums
Access to breaks,
Education, Employment and Volunteering Support
One to one support, including assistance in accessing services
Peer to Peer
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Hartlepool Carers are assisting directly and linking people with other organisations when more appropriate, to ensure every carer gets the support they require.