If you are a professional working in health or social care or education, there are many ways in which you can support carers. Think Carer.
Many carers do not think of what they do as being a carer – they see their role simply as looking after a loved-one.
There are over 150,000 family carers in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, many of whom are ‘hidden’ and do not know they are carers and that support is available for them. You can help by being proactive in identifying carers.
Here are some ways you can help:
- Make sure that carers know that there is support available for them. Signpost or refer them directly to our services.
- If you wish to refer a carer to us, please use the 'Contact Us' button below or phone us on 01162510999. You must ensure that you have explicit consent to share their details with us before making any referral. We will talk to the carer about our services and support, and explain how we store their personal information.
- Be ‘carer aware’ and treat carers as partners in care by listening to their views and involving them appropriately.
Our advice and information line is also open to professionals who may want to gain further advice about any aspect of caring to enable them to best support their clients to continue in their caring role(s).