Carers & Families
Supporting someone else is sometimes called caring.
You’re a Carer if you provide unpaid support and care for someone who has an illness, disability, mental health problem or addiction.
Caring for someone can bring many positives and rewards. However, it can also be mentally and physically draining and it’s important that you take care of yourself too and have somewhere to turn for support for yourself when you need it.
We think Carers are amazing people and we’re here for you, you’re not alone.
Who are these services for?
Even if you spend a lot of time supporting someone else, you might not consider yourself a Carer.
You might feel like you’re not a Carer because
- you think it’s your responsibility to care for your family member or friend
- you're providing support with everyday life rather than physical and practical support
- you think the role of Carer is defined by social services, and paid Carers provided by them
Yet the support you're providing is that of a Carer and we can support anyone who is caring for someone else.
To access our support you must be
- aged 18+
- living in Teesside
What we can do to help you
Everyone has different experiences and needs.
So, our team is here to help you in different ways. There are three projects that we deliver locally.
How do we deliver these services?
Depending upon the type of support we’re providing, we can meet you at our offices or at a community outreach location of your choice.
Or, if you prefer, we can meet you online or we can provide telephone support.
We can be flexible to suit you and your needs.
Does your GP know you care for someone?
Carers often put their own health needs to one side to carry on providing support instead of visiting the GP when they become unwell.
Completing the carer registration form below means you are officially informing your GP and other healthcare staff of your role.
Benefits of informing your GP include:
- being invited to attend for vaccinations such as the flu vaccine
- being offered an annual health check
- the opportunity to discuss an emergency care plan if you need hospital care or have an emergency in the future
You may think your GP or the reception staff are already aware that you're a carer, but if you haven’t officially registered, you may be missing out on essential health and wellbeing support.
Resources you may find useful
We know how important it is to have clear information or somewhere to turn quickly when you need some extra support.
So, here are links to other sources of information that may be useful for you.
We Care You Care - Help and support for all carers living across the South Tees area | We Care You Care
How can you access these services?
You can complete the referral form below and one of our team will be in touch.
Alternatively, your GP or another support agency can refer you.
If you’ve got any questions about the service before making a referral then reach out to the team on 01642 257020.