Carers Trust is the UK’s leading carers’ charity.
Carers Trust works to improve support, services, and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. With our Network Partners, we aim to ensure that information, advice and practical support are available to all carers across the UK.
Through our local centres and online services, we provide access to desperately-needed breaks and respite support, information, advice, education, training and employment opportunities. We help carers to maintain their own health and wellbeing and support them so they do not feel isolated. We run play and support schemes for young carers.
With your help, our work makes the challenge of being a carer a little easier. We help stop people from breaking down under the strain. We help them find answers and ways to cope with the challenges of their situation – for the sake of their own wellbeing.
Too often carers own needs go unnoticed or are forgotten. Carers Trust puts carers first.
- One in five carers gives up employment to care
- There are 1.25 million carers caring for over 50 hours a week
- There are 175,000 young carers in the UK
Now. Today, one in ten of us is a carer. That’s nearly six million people. So even if you aren’t a carer yourself, it’s likely you know someone who needs the support of Carers Trust. Carers Trust needs your support because the help you provide touches carers lives and one day, may even touch yours.
Any monthly gift, however small, can add up to make a huge difference for carers.
- £15 could pay for a carer to have a counseling session at one of our 144 regional Carers’ Centres
- £26 could help us maintain our on-line discussion forums that give carers 24-hour access to support from others in the carer community
- £37 could pay for a specialist ‘transfer board’ to prevent a carer hurting their back when helping to move a disabled person between chairs, toilet seats and beds
- £55 could pay for a specialist bath-seat to prevent a carer hurting their back when helping to bathe a disabled person.
- £100 could send a young carer on a weekend respite break to have some time off from their caring role