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.