What is a carer?
A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.
Anyone can become a carer. Indeed carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age. Many feel they are doing what anyone else would in the same situation; looking after their mother, son, or best friend and just getting on with it.
Carers don’t choose to become carers: it just happens and they have to get on with it. If they did not do it, who would and what would happen to the person they care for?
Our vision at Sefton Carers Centre is of a world in which the role and contribution of unpaid Carers is recognised and valued and where unpaid Carers have access to support and services of the quality that they need to live their own lives.
The following values will underpin and guide all that we do. We will:
- Listen to Carers
- Respect the dignity of our Carers
- Work in partnership
- Use our resources efficiently and effectively
- Be a dynamic learning organisation
- Be open, honest and transparent
- Value diversity and equal opportunities
New to the Centre?
We recognise that the responsibility of caring for someone can often place physical and emotional strains on the carer.
In order to access our services, you will need to register with us, which is free of charge. By providing us with your details you will receive information and support which is tailored to your individual needs. We are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and all staff and volunteers are bound by confidentiality.
Getting In Touch
If you would like to know more, you can:
- Email us or telephone us on 0151 288 6060
- Browse our newsletter
- Take a look at our information pack - please contact us for other formats or languages
- Browse our training timetable
- You can also sign up for our E-News Service