A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This may be due to a physical or learning disability, mental health condition, long-term illness, addiction or substance misuse.  

Even parents of children and young people with SEND are carers, brothers and sisters could be young carers.

Grandparents may also be carers and require support and seek information at any time.

It is important to spell this out because we know from speaking to some parents, and also young people, that they don't recognise themselves as "carers" just family, doing what family do - caring.  Families may not realise that there is a support network available.

Things that might affect carers include:

Deteriorating emotional health and wellbeing

Deteriorating physical health and wellbeing

Worsening medical conditions

Social isolation

Loss of a sense of identity


Financial difficulties

Difficulties concentrating at work

Difficulties maintaining relationships

Parent  Carer Foundation has set up a group called Friends of Crisp which is linked with CRISP and we hold regular pop in coffee mornings on Wednesday, Thursday and there will be more mornings to follow as soon as we had confirmation

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