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Caring For Somebody

Are You Caring For Somebody?

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 (opens in a new window)).


Carers grants up to £300 available

Carers can apply for grants for equipment or repairs which will help them in their caring role, of up to £300 or for items to help alleviate the stress of being a carer.

Anyone who is a carer and aged 16 or over is able to apply. The grant may be used for household items, for example, beds, washing machines, cookers or essential household repairs, training courses, materials or IT equipment. 

For enquiries, please contact CCR on 01709 360272.

Carer Friendly Communities Map

The map below shows a growing database highlighting local businesses and organisations committed to supporting carers in Doncaster. This map is maintained by Doncaster Carers Service (opens in a new window).

Discover local and national information, advice and support available to carers in Doncaster

  • To see a list of local groups and organisations providing support to carers visit the Community Directory.


Last reviewed: 20/11/2019

Last updated: 6/2/2020