Caring TogetherBack to Support
Caring Together provides information, advice, services and activities for carers in local communities, whilst campaigning for carers’ rights.
How to contact
Where to go
South Cambridgeshire District
UK (available across South Cambs)
What to expect
Many of Caring Together’s services are free including:
- counselling for carers;
- emergency ‘What if’ plan and carer’s card;
- employment support for carers;
- young carers support;
- volunteering opportunities;
- peer support and carers groups.
Please visit the Caring Together website for details.
Face-to-face carers hubs are free to join and take place every month in Girton and Great Shelford – they provide opportunities to get together with other carers, hear talks about a range of relevant subjects and talk to Caring Together team members. Find out dates, times and venues by emailing [email protected] or by telephoning 0345 241 0954.
Caring Together is a charity that is determined that no one who looks after someone else (an unpaid carer) should be in crisis, isolated or struggling alone.
Looking after someone can affect your health, friendships, finances, hobbies and employment. Too many carers feel lonely, overwhelmed and confused about where to go for help.
As a registered charity, they are there to make sure that you are supported at every stage of your caring role.
Their support includes:
- Information and advice – Expert advice available to you online, or from their helpline, free magazine and email newsletter.
- Learning and skills for caring – Sessions online or in-person so you feel more confident and equipped to look after someone.
- Planning for emergencies – Help to plan ahead and have support in place in case something unexpected happens.
- One-to-one support – Befriending, listening or counselling to help you cope better and feel stronger. Contact Caring Together to find out more.
- A range of events and activities for unpaid carers – you can find out more about their upcoming activities.
- Breaks from looking after someone – Meet with others at one of their groups or trips, or have a care professional to step in and give you a break.