Refer the carer to us
Many people who are caring for someone who is ill, frail, disabled or has a mental health or substance misuse problem do not see themselves as carers. They can go unidentified until many years into their caring role. Practitioners and professionals are well placed to identify carers at an early stage and signpost them to us for support. Early identification and support can often prevent a carer’s situation for breaking down.
If you are a practitioner or professional working in health & social care, and you identify a carer who needs our support, then please refer them to us. Remember to get their permission first.
If the carer just needs information about us then please print out the Carers’ Prescription and/or download Our Service leaflet