For help and support call us on 03450 138 208 or email: admin@ncompassnorthwest.co.uk

Charity registration number: 1128809

Carers Support

n-compass supports unpaid carers to thrive in their caring role throughout the Northwest.

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What is Carers Support?

Carers provide unpaid care by looking after an ill, older or disabled family member, friend or partner. It could be a few hours a week or round the clock. Many people act as carers without even thinking about the role they perform or the support they may be able to tap into.

The vast majority of care is provided by family and friends, who make up the army of unpaid carers. Social services and the NHS rely on carers’ willingness and ability to provide care and without it they would collapse.

In 2011 a Census on the Provision of Unpaid Care revealed that there are approximately 6 million people providing unpaid care in England & Wales. Of these, around 3.7 million provide 1-19 hours per week, 775,000 provide 20-49 hours and 1.4 million provide 50 hours or more unpaid care.

However the impact of caring is not just dictated by the number of hours of care provided. If a carer is working full-time, combining caring with looking after young children, or having to travel long distances to provide care, then even having to provide a few hours of care a week can have an impact on their own life.

It is therefore vitally important that we support unpaid carers to maintain their own health and wellbeing so that they can continue in their caring role for as long as they chose.

To make a referral please contact us on the details below:

Contact us on Telephone 03450 138 208

Contact us via email at: admin@ncompassnorthwest.co.uk

ACCORDING TO CARERS UK 6.5 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE UK ARE CARERS AND THIS NUMBER CONTINUES TO RISE. EVERY YEAR 2.1 MILLION ADULTS BECOME CARERS AND 1.4 MILLION PEOPLE PROVIDE OVER 50 HOURS OF UNPAID CARE PER WEEK.

Testimonials

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"You have been extremely kind, patient and very understanding... without your support I wouldn't got where I need to be."

Surai, Preston

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"Thank you so much, this has given me so much confidence and I feel now that I will get the sort of treatment I need, in the way I need it to be."

Betty, Fylde

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"Thank you for your support... I now feel strong enough to make my own decisions and my aim is to continue to act independently with other areas of my life."

Kylie, Lancaster

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"Throughout the whole process, your were helpful and caring, which made the situation so much better for me and my family."

Margaret, Blackpool

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  • Children & Young People Award
  • Advocacy QPM
  • Investor in People Silver
  • PRIDE
  • Living Wage Employer