We have seen a huge increase in referrals during lockdown, as more people than ever before are turning into carers for their loved ones

Blackpool has seen a huge increase of carers in need of support as mental and physical illnesses take their toll during lockdown.

Mental health struggles, long-term health problems and the lingering effects of Covid-19 have caused many people to take on caring roles this year.

Quality Director, Faye Atherton said:

“We have seen an overwhelming increase in mental health conditions that are in turn bringing people into caring roles. People have been struggling during lockdown and their problems have come to the surface during the pandemic.”

CLICK HERE to read the full article in The Blackpool Gazette by Wes Holmes

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