What makes a carer
A carer is anyone of any age who cares – without pay – for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.
Anyone can become a carer; carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age. Many carers do not consider themselves to be a carer; they are just looking after their mother, son, or best friend, just getting on with it and doing what anyone else would in the same situation.
Carers are extremely important within families and communities and often help those they care for to live independently for longer. Unwaged carers have a tough job – it can mean unrelenting pressure, little chance to relax and a lot of worry.
Where does Gaddum support carers?
With a specific contact point for carers living in Manchester, Carers Manchester is a first point of contact for support and information.
Supporting carers of all ages, Gaddum Carers Salford offer advice, support, a helping hand and a listening ear for carers of all ages in the city. There is also a targeted service for young carers, the Shine Project.