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Frequently asked questions on support for carers in Leicestershire.

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Do you support parent carers?

Support for Carers Leicestershire is not commissioned to provide support to people caring for children under 18. We would advise you to go to Early Help at Leicestershire County Council to see what support may be available to parent carers.

What would happen if I was unable to care for my loved one because I had an illness or accident?

The Carers Emergency Card Scheme has been set up to give carers the peace of mind if something should happen that means you are unable to provide regular support to your loved one/friend. 

How can I meet other carers?

Check our newsletter or website for details of carers groups in your area.  If there is not a group near you and you know a few carers who would like to start a group, contact Support for Carers Leicestershire and we will give you all the support and encouragement we can.  We can help to find a venue, apply for funding and contact other carers in the area to promote the group.

If you are unable to leave the person you care for you may like to consider having a Telephone Befriender so you have someone to talk to outside of the family.

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Support for Carers Leicestershire is funded by Leicestershire County Council. However, we rely on donations to enhance the services we provide for carers in the area. If you would like to support us please contact us.