Being a Carer
There are 6.5 million informal carers in the UK. Carers provide unpaid care by looking after an ill, frail or disabled family member, friend or partner. Most of us will look after an elderly relative, sick partner or disabled family member at some point in our lives. But whilst caring is part and parcel of life, without the right support, the personal costs of caring can be high.
Are you a Carer?
Many people do not see themselves as 'Carers' at all
- Do you look after someone who is sick, disabled or elderly frail?
- Would they struggle to live in their home without your help?
- Are they a parent, child, partner, relative, friend or neighbour?
- Are you unpaid and acting voluntarily?
- Are you juggling work alongside your caring role?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then the Information for Carers (booklet) [1Mb] may be helpful. Ask the Adult Social Care to send a copy to you. They will also be able to give you information, advice. Click on the 'Carers Assessment' link to find out more information about completing a carers assessment and to find out if you are eligible for support from West Berkshire Council.Information and Advice'
Caring for Others Survey 2012 -13
During November - December 2012 we conducted a 'Caring for Others' survey to help us understand carers experiences of services, and whether information and services offered improved carers ability to care and live a life outside this role.
The results from this survey were reviewed by West Berkshire's Carers Strategy Group in February 2013 and have helped us to further understand our priorities for the future.
Copies of the report can be downloaded below: