Here are some useful links to other organisations that may be able to offer further information, resources or services.
HOME CARE FACTS
72% of family based carers are financially worse off as a result of becoming carers. Two thirds spend their own income or savings, to pay for care for the person they look after, with many left in debt.
Many people are carers - parents, children, husbands and wives, even friends and neighbours and although it can be immensely rewarding it can often be very difficult and sometimes extremely stressful.
AM I A CARER?
THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY BASED CARERS
Social services and the NHS rely on carers' willingness and ability to provide care. The average carer saves the government over £15,000 a year.
Do you want time to go shopping without having to rush, meet a friend for coffee or a glass of wine, play a round of golf or go for a swim, maybe go to that evening class you've always wanted to attend?
HOW CROSSROADS CAN HELP FAMILY BASED CARERS
FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR FAMILY BASED CARERS
Though there is a range of financial support available for family based carers, the main benefit is called Carers' Allowance.
Carers Action Worcestershire is a consortium of organisations, working together to provide a range of quality services for carers.
CARERS ACTION WORCESTERSHIRE