THE CARERS FORUM WELCOMES YOU
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THE CARERS FORUM AT A GLANCE
The 2011 census identified 38,000 people as carers in the Borough of Dudley. Research from CarersUK suggests 1 in 8 are carers at any time.
WHO IS A CARER?
A carer is someone of any age, yes children too, who unpaid, supports another person who cannot manage without them.
They might be caring for a relative or friend who may or may not be living with them.
They may be caring for someone who has a health condition or illness, is disabled physically or has mental health issues or substance misuse problems.
Many people do not recognise that they are carers.
You could become a carer!
For some caring comes on slowly as you find yourself doing more and more for your loved one. For others it can be sudden at diagnosis of a serious illness or an accident.
The Carers Forum is here to support.
Being a carer can bring problems of physical and mental health due to the stress and demands of the role. Also financial hardship and social strains.
Here at The Carers Forum, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 1998, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non Profit Organization upon: to reduce the isolation of and relieve the mental and physical distress amongst carers of people who are in need of care.
Providing information, advice, signposting and mentoring.
Providing a forum which brings together carers to determine their needs.
To influence policies and strategies which affect carers and those they care for, by engaging with public service providers.