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.

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

Blackburn with Darwen Carers Service 

CANW Young Carers Service 

Parents in Partnership 

Struggling to know who to speak to first? 

By understanding a little more about your life, Care Network can help you navigate support available, and help you get in touch with the right people and services specific to your life and aspirations. Make a referral for yourself, or someone you care for, and we will contact you to discuss options and support available. 

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