Welcome to Blackpool Carers
We provide specialist support, respite and outings for unpaid carers from the age of 5 years and their families.
Helping carers to create friendships, feel less isolated, strengthen their resilience and make happy memories.
Making a Better Life for Carers.
Our service is often a lifeline for many carers who would otherwise feel isolated and unable to cope.
A carer is someone, who without payment provides help and support to a parent, partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without their help. This could be due to illness, disability, frailty, mental ill heath or substance misuse.
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Today is Carers Rights Day – read the CarersUK research released today that shows how much unpaid carers are saving the UK every day of the pandemic
Today is Carers Rights Day. This year’s theme is ‘know your rights’. In a recent survey of nearly 6,000 carers by Carers UK, they found: Four in five unpaid carers are providing more care for relatives 78% reported that the needs of the person they care for have increased during the pandemic Two thirds (67%)
Please donate £5 to Blackpool Carers instead of sending Christmas cards this year… you’ll save time, save money, save trees and stay safe!
This year, instead of sending Christmas Cards, we are asking supporters to make a donation to Blackpool Carers. You will help to make a better life for local carers this Christmas and beyond and be a part of our environmental efforts too by saving trees. To make a £5 donation Text* CARINGCHRISTMAS to 70085 or
Useful Resources for the whole family, to help you through these uncertain times…support, shopping and activities
Below is a list of support available for carers, families and vulnerable members of our community, together with a list of useful resources to occupy you and your family whilst staying at home. This list will be updated regularly as more support becomes available. Blackpool Carers’ Family Resources Pack Our team have compiled this very
In the run up to BBC Children in Need Night, Young Carer, Harry talks to BBC Radio 2 about his role and support from Blackpool Carers …take a listen!
As we gear up for this year’s Children in Need appeal night, one of our young carers, Harry, talks to BBC Radio 2 about being a young carer for his dad and how vital the support of organisations such as Blackpool Carers is in helping children and young people to have time out to enjoy
A beneficial website to help us all build our wellbeing and help us to cope during these difficult times
www.WellbeingAndCoping.net A wellbeing and coping resource to help people during covid-19 By Sarah Markham Member of the BMJ Patient Panel and WellbeingAndCoping Expert Reference Group. Covid-19 is not just a public health crisis, it is also personal. We are all feeling the pressure. The ongoing uncertainties are manifold – how much worse the second wave
COVID-19 SERVICE STATEMENT Updated 4 November 2020 As a service, our most important people are our carers and families. It is with them at the forefront of our minds that we seek to continue to make a better life for carers throughout this uncertain period. Our building and services remain open to carers, by appointment only,