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Carers

Carers are our unsung heroes

A Carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. Anyone can become a carer; carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age. Many feel they are doing what anyone else would in the same situation; looking after their mother, son, or best friend and just getting on with it. Carers often do not choose to become carers: it just happens and they have to get on with it; if they did not do it, who would and what would happen to the person they care for?

At the Portland Centre, we are trying to get everyone to understand that Carers need support because:

There are many ways the Portland Centre can help Carers:

The Portland Centre recognises that Carers are unsung heroes who are brave, generous and self-sacrificing.

With an ageing population, the UK will need more care from families and friends in the future. This is an issue that will touch everyone’s life at some point. Carer support should concern everyone.

This is how the Portland Centre can help you

What next?

If you want to talk to us, just call us on 01305 824333 or e-mail us using our contact form or pop in to see a Portland Centre staff member to receive immediate assistance.