For many, looking after a friend or loved one in times of ill health is a natural thing to do. So they may be unaware that they would be considered a carer or caregiver for doing so. In fact, anyone who is helping, unpaid, to support someone due to a disability, illness, mental health issue or even substance abuse, qualifies as just that.
Caring for somebody and keeping them independent and able to live well at home can have an impact on daily life. At Mind we recognise just how important caregivers are to families and the community, and that they may need advice, information and guidance along the way.
Carers Together– Supporting unpaid carers in Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton
Hampshire County Council Adult Services- 0300 555 1386 or out of hours on 0300 555 1373