About Carers Link Lancashire
Carers Link Lancashire is an independent registered charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee whose aim is to support unpaid carers across the boroughs of East Lancashire.
Carers Link Lancashire’s purpose is to provide person centred and holistic support and services to unpaid carers and indirectly the people they care for, across East Lancashire by provision of information, training and support and to raise public awareness in all aspects relating to carers and caring.
Who are carers?
A carer is someone who provides unpaid, often intensive support to family or friends who could not manage without that support. They could be caring for a relative, partner, friend or neighbour who is ill, frail, disabled, or has mental health or substance misuse problems.
Anyone can be a carer – our youngest registered carer is aged just 6, and a persons caring role can sometimes last for decades.
Some carers can care for more than one person, some carers have a disability or illness themselves and some have a paid job alongside their caring role. If you are a carer you are just as important as the person you care for. Help and support is available for you!
- According to the 2011 census, there are over 42,000 carers in East Lancashire
It is estimated that there are around 6.5 million carers in the UK, around 1 in every 8 people
Three out of every five people in the UK will become a carer at some point in the lifetime
It is estimated that carers save the UK economy £132 billion every year.