We know that carers are often “hidden” looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day-to-day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer.
Caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. Carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much.h
As a Carer, you are also entitled to have your needs assessed by Adult Care Services. A Carer’s Assessment is a chance to talk about your needs as a carer and the possible ways help could be given. It also looks at the needs of the person you care for. There is no charge for an assessment.
Also please ensure that you let us know that you are a carer.
Useful Contact Information for Carers:
A carers assessment can be arranged by contacting - Customer First: 0808 800 4005
Charitable Organisations in Suffolk:
Suffolk Carers Ltd:
IP6 0ZZ (No stamp required)
National Carers Line: