Are you someone who looks after or helps to look after a relative, neighbour or friend who has additional needs as a result of disability, illness or ageing? Is the care you give informal, in that it does not form part of a paid contact but, rather, relies on a sense of responsibility for and a commitment to the other? If so, you are a Carer and we would like to support you. Please ask for further details at our reception desk. For online support or information contact Northamptonshire Carers Association (NCA).
Children and teenagers can also be carers if they support their parents or siblings. This can be really effect their mental health. NCA provide specialist support for young carers by linking them with other children who are in a similar situation, days out, and a safe space to discuss any worries they may have.