Who is a Carer?
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;
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
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.
To see a list of local groups and organisations providing support to carers click here.