In Surrey, there are an estimated 110,000 carers — children as well as adults. A man looking after his wife. A parent caring for a disabled child. A child looking after a parent with mental health issues. A woman helping her elderly parents. A mother and father supporting an adult child with mental health or substance misuse issues.
- 42% feel they wouldn’t have support from people in their community in an emergency
- 40% feel they get no encouragement or support
These aren’t statistics, they’re people, and they need help.
Caring can be full-time. It can isolate, it can leave people emotionally stressed, and it can be a financial struggle. They might just need a friendly piece of encouragement or maybe some of the suppport on offer in the community.
We aim to get carers the suppport they need, by linking them with the right people and organisations.
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