"A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support"
- Carers Trust
Anyone can become a carer, carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age.
Many feel they are doing what anyone else would do in the same situation: looking after their mother, son, or best friend and just getting on with it.
NSFT is committed to providing support to all carers who support
people who are under our services.
The Trust has a number of Carers Leads working across each
of our service localities.
Your main contact for one-to-one support in your role as a
carer or supporter will be the Carers Lead in your local area.
The Care Act 2014
Recovery is for everyone, including you as a carer - The Recovery College
Our Recovery College has a four-week Carers course "Carers and the Recovery Journey"
Click here to watch Recovery College stories.
Click here to view courses and timetables and how to enrol as a student.
Help and advice: money and benefits for carers
Some carers can claim Carer's Allowance but there are other benefits that you may be able to get.
For additional information, click here.
At NSFT, we work with many Third Sector partners and several
of these can provide help, support information, guidance and support for carers.
A range of self-help guides are available to download in several
formats, with information on Abuse, Alcohol, Anxiety, Bereavement,
Controlling Anger, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Hearing
Voices, Obsessions and Compulsions, Panic, Post Traumatic Stress, Postnatal
Depression, Self-Harm, Shyness, Social Anxiety, Sleeping, and more.
To access these guides, click here.