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Are You Caring For Someone?

Who is a Carer?

Anyone can become a carer. Carers can be any age from any background. Many carers do not consider themselves to be a carer as they feel it’s ‘what they do’. Carers may be looking after one or both parents, their child who has additional needs (who may now be an adult), a young carer looking after a sibling or family member. Carers can be supporting a friend or neighbour.

Examples of caring can be made up of a single or combination of the following;

  • Emotional support like listening and talking
  • Household chores like cleaning, cooking, washing, ironing or shopping
  • Medical care such as helping with medicine dosages or delivery
  • Personal care like feeding, getting to the toilet, washing and dressing
  • Physical care ensuring the person can move around their home.

Doncaster Carers' Charter

Informal carers are vital to those they care for, and we recognise the need to ensure that carers know they are carers and can find the right support and guidance when they really need it. Key partners in Health and Social Care in Doncaster have signed our 'Carers' Charter' which is our commitment to supporting carers in our town. Find the full Carers' Charter and Carer Commitment here



Find Support 

Here is a reminder of where carers can access support;

Adult Carer Support (commissioned service) provider - ‘Making Space’ who support adult carers of adults. Making Space can support people in a caring role, helping to enable carers to be connected in their community and give balance to aid people in their caring roles (please see the attached leaflet). Call 01302 986900 or email DoncasterCarers@makingspace.co.uk

Doncaster Parent Voice Doncaster is a Parent Carer Forum – The parent carer forum is a group of parents and carers of disabled children who work with local authority, education, health and other providers to make sure the services they plan and deliver meet the needs of disabled children and families.  Accessible to parents or carers of a child/ren with any type of additional need or disability are welcome to join.  Joining does not mean you have to commit lots of time, you can join and receive information only, and then decide if you want to get more involved at your own pace. Call 07864 075610

Young Carers Service supports Young Carers. The Young Carer Service supports young carers to be recognised in their role and to have the same opportunities and life chances as other children and young people of a similar age. For information, advice and guidance please call 01302 736099 or email Young.Carers@doncaster.gov

Working Carers Doncaster Council is working with Employers for Carers to help businesses and all organisations in Doncaster support carers in their workforces.  You can access practical resources, advice and information is available online at efcdigital.org  designed to help after staff who are juggling work alongside caring for someone. Use our unique access code #EFC1849 to register.

Further Links:

To see a list of local groups and organisations providing support to carers click here

  • If you want more information about the illness or condition of the person you care for you should try NHS Choices website for information that has been checked out and approved.
  • To see a map of businesses and organisations committed to supporting carers click here.
  • If you are a working carer, visit carersdigital.org and use the unique code DGTL1849 to access online support services, including information on health and wellbeing, carers rights and working and caring, as well as access to ‘Jointly’ (Carers UK’s care co-ordination app).
  • If you are an employer, visit efcdigital.org and use the unique code #EFC1849 to access helpful resources including case studies, legislation and model policies, good practice guides and toolkits and e-Learning to better support working carers within your organisation.
  • If you are an employer, we recommend you read the top tips for supporting working carers in collaboration with the ADASS Yorkshire & Humber and the North West regions, which highlights the business case for supporting working carers and the tips give practical suggestions which employers can put in place to make sure employees are well supported. 
  • If you want to find out about your other rights as a carer or what happens in other parts of the country, or to just make contact with carers across the UK you should try The Carers Trust or Carers UK
Last reviewed: 06/06/2019

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