One in every eight of us is a carer, giving time and energy, without pay, to care for friends or family who can’t manage on their own. Carers fulfill a vital role in looking after others because of illness, frailty, disability or problems with drugs or alcohol.
A carer might help someone by helping them up from bed, making a meal, shopping or reminding them to take their tablets. Many people who look after someone do not realise they are carers and might feel they are just helping.
If you are a carer, Cornwall Carers’ Service is here for you. Simply contact us through this website or phone 01872 266383. Our Helpline is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) and one of our operators can give you helpful friendly information and support, and can tell you how we can help you carry on caring.
All our services are free, and we will make sure you get the right help, advice and support to make caring a little easier.
Cornwall Rural Community Charity is delighted to announce that, alongside our partner Action for Children, we have been commissioned to provide the new Carers Service contract from the 1st July 2016.
Cornwall Carers Service will change on 1st July to the new service and we are pleased many of our staff will be involved.
The council should shortly be announcing the new provider and sharing how carers can access it through the Family Information Service. Please keep an eye out for updates on our website and social media.