Support for carers

If you are 18 years old or older, and you look after

  • an adult who is ill, disabled or frail and cannot manage without your help
  • a person who is perhaps a relative or friend and they might not even live with you, you are a carer. 

Did you know that Care Act 2014 gives you the same rights to support as the people you care for?

For more information about being a carer and what your rights are, take an online course: Carer Aware Online Course (opens in new window). Please note: The online course requires Adobe Flash (opens in new window) to be installed on your computer.

What support is available?

Worcestershire Integrated Carers Hub

The Hub supports unpaid adult carers across the County and builds on Worcestershire Association of Carers current provision, by providing a one stop shop for carers. To find out more visit Worcestershire Association of Carers (opens in new window) or call 0300 012 4272.

Accessing support as a carer for an adult

You can use our online form to arrange for someone to contact you and start a conversation about your role as a carer and the support you need:

Contact form (opens in a new window)

or speak to the Adult Contact Team by phone on 01905 768053

Carer's support plan

The carer's support plan is a plan of action for you, outlining what you can expect to happen following on from your carer's conversation. The plan will look at how unmet outcomes can be achieved to help sustain you in your caring role.

Carer's review

The review offers an opportunity for you to consider whether the outcomes and support identified during your carer's conversation and support plan are still meeting your needs, and to highlight any changes in circumstances. Where it is considered necessary it should be carried out at least annually, it is necessary to ensure that the caring role is still sustainable.

Other support

Useful links

Website: The Bridge (opens in a new window) - this is a charity which offers a counselling service for carers for a small donation 

Website: GOV.UK - Care Act Factsheets (opens in new window)

Website: Healthy Mind (opens in a new window) - this service can support carers with their well-being and mental health. There are also online resources that give strategies for coping with stress and anxiety