If you are looking after an ill, frail or disabled family member, partner or friend, then you are a carer. The person you look after may be elderly, have a physical or mental health condition, a learning disability or a drug or alcohol dependency (diagnosed or undiagnosed).

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.

How can Swindon Carers Centre help?
We aim to work together to find the support that may make your caring role more manageable. When a carer first contacts us, we go through a registration process to make sure we’re the most appropriate place for you to come for support. Once we’ve understood your needs, we can help in various ways:

  • Provide Information
  • Signpost to other relevant organisations
  • Give one-to-one support, including assistance in accessing services
  • Benefits advice
  • Access to breaks and complementary therapies
  • Training sessions and self-help groups
  • Emergency card scheme

Visit our ‘Register with Us’ page to find out more about accessing our support.