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Carer support

Carers are people who help look after others.  Many carers don’t realise there is support available to them in their caring role.

Here you will find:

Short breaks (respite care); Day opportunities; Carer’s assessment; Direct Payments; Personal budgets; Carers organisations; Emergency card scheme; Young carers; and Children’s Services.

Useful Information

  • Carers assessments

    Carers are people who look after others, providing care or essential support to people who are unable to do everything for themselves. Carers may be relatives of the person they look after or they might be a friend or neighbour. They may or may not…

  • Carers’ organisations

    The five carers organisations in Cumbria are contracted by Cumbria County Council to provide a wide range of information, support and practical help.  They also carry out carers’ assessments as can Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service.

Carer support