Caring for Carers is a community funded group that supports
those people who are providing unwaged care for a family member
or friend with a long-term mental, intellectual or physical
illness or disability. This support is provided through acknowledgment,
education and advocacy.
All too often the burden of caring for a person with a demanding
illness falls on one or two of the immediate family members.
Carers can get discouraged and lonely, angry and depressed.
Caring for Carers provides a caring and confidential environment
in which carers can share their experience and feelings. Needs
can be discussed and where possible, help given or inquiries
made into what is available from other sources.
Caring for Carers also liaises with a great number of community
and government organisations to exchange information and to
establish contacts which can be valuable to carers.