About this cause
We support unpaid carers looking after others who couldn’t manage without help. Caring takes its toll. Carers are often exhausted, stressed, isolated and depressed. Many of them experience financial hardship as they have had to give up work in order to carry out this role. We provide a range of services to support carers. This is currently focused on telephone, email and digital support.
How this cause brings people in the community together
Many carers experience isolation and loneliness for many years. They tell us that people gradually stop getting in touch and they have no one they can talk to. Our telephone and email support service addresses this issue. We focus on the carer and their needs. Many of our volunteers have been or are still carers. They can empathise with the people they are talking to and friendships are built.