Welcome to Bolton Carers Support’s website – this website is for you if you are looking after someone who is elderly, ill or who has a disability or addiction. It is also for you if you work in health or social care and want to find out more about our services for local carers.
Are you looking after someone? If so, you are not alone...
You may not have thought of yourself as a carer before but if you look after a family member or friend who needs your help with daily living tasks, then you are a carer.
You may be caring for:
- an elderly parent who needs help with shopping, cooking, cleaning and attending medical appointments
- a spouse or partner who has a physical disability or long-term health condition
- a child with a learning disability
- When you care for someone it can seem as though you are the only one out there – however, there are over 28,000 people in Bolton with caring responsibilities.
Nationally, there are 6 million carers – and the peak age for caring is 45-64. Four out of 10 carers are men. Each carer – and that includes you – saves the government a whopping £10,000 per year.
Caring for someone can be enormously rewarding, but there are also times when it is physically and mentally exhausting. That’s why it is so important to make sure you have all the information you need about local services. Register today for a free Carers Contact newsletter. We will send you a free Carers Information Pack and add you to our Carers Register.