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We work to improve the lives of family carers

“The Carers’ Centre has been my lifeline”

Keeping carers well

Keeping carers in control

Keeping carers connected

Why we're here

We are here for the friends and families helping their loved ones get the best out of life.

Looking after a partner, friend or family member due to old age, illness, disability, mental health problem or an addiction can be a very rewarding experience. However without the right support in place it can take a toll on our physical and mental wellbeing.

What we do

We work to improve the lives of unpaid carers across Bath and North East Somerset. We do this by supporting carers of all ages to have what they need to stay well, in control and feel connected.

This means listening to carers, amplifying their voices and putting them at the heart of our work. It’s providing free wellbeing activities so they can take some time away from their caring role. It’s helping them navigate a complex health and social care system, offering financial guidance and employment advice. It’s giving them a safe and supportive space to come together.

Impact of the pandemic on carers

Increase in carers

There are an estimated 13.6 million carers caring through the pandemic

Increase in hours caring

4 in 5 carers provided more care than before the pandemic

Decrease in wellbeing

64% of carers said their mental health had worsened

During the last year we have faced challenges like never before.
We have supported more than double the number of carers than in the previous year,
and we have developed new ways to reach and support those struggling during the pandemic.

What we've achieved

3200

carers accessed vital support

642

young carers under 18 years old received our support

£12713

in financial aid was accessed with our help

850

queries were responded to via our Support Line

1960

times where our wellbeing activities provided essential respite for carers

Our impact

See how we've made a difference to the lives of unpaid carers. Read our latest annual report.

What we want to achieve

We’re here for carers during the pandemic and beyond, but to be sustainable for the next generation of carers we need to work together.

Three in five of us will care for someone during our lifetime, and it is likely we all know someone who is caring right now. Caring is everybody’s business.

Carers of today and tomorrow need to be recognised, valued and supported by decision-makers, professionals and those around them. We can’t do this without the help of our supporters and volunteers.

Need to talk? Call our Freephone Support Line on 0800 0388 885 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 1pm)