Being a Carer

Being a carer for someone can affect people of any age and most don't even recognise themselves as a carer.

According to the Carers Trust a Carer is defined as someone  who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. This page deals with the information and support that is available to those carers.

Don't know what your rights are as a Carer? The Carers Trust have a handy link to download a pocket guide to your rights.
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What is a Carers Assessment? Have you ever had one?
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Solihull Carers Trust have a range of support options available for young carers aged 5-25 years. To find out more click the link below.
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As a carer you may be entitled to a range of financial benefits.
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For more information and support about being a carer in Solihull visit the Solihull Carers Trust website or call them on 0121 788 1143. There are other sources of information available to Carers, including from Carers UK