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Am I a Carer?

A carer is anyone who looks after a family member, partner or friend who cannot manage without their support

The person you look after may be elderly, frail, have a physical disability, long term health condition, a mental health issue or a problem with substance misuse.

People often don’t view themselves as carers, and as a result can miss out on the various rights, benefits and support which may help them in their role.

Anyone could be a carer; a 15-year-old girl looking after a parent with an alcohol problem, a 40-year-old man caring for his partner who has terminal cancer, or an 80-year-old woman looking after her husband who has Alzheimer’s disease.

How can Swindon Carers Centre help?

We were established to support and provide help to carers in Swindon. We aim to work together to find the support that may make your caring role more manageable. Click on the links below to find out more information about how we could help.

elderly carers

 Adult Carers  |  Parent Carers  |  Young Carers  |   Emergency Card Scheme  Groups and Activities  |  Welfare Benefits