Caring for an ill, elderly or disabled relative or friend can be a rewarding experience. But without the right support, it can also be a difficult one. We realise that carers can often feel lonely and isolated and unable to ask for help. A range of support is available in the East Riding of Yorkshire area.
East Riding Carers Support
If you are an unpaid carer, support is available to help you through some of the challenges you might face. This includes support for young carers and how you can take short breaks from your care responsibilities.
Visit the East Riding of Yorkshire website for more information.
NHS YOURhealth Carer Support
The NHS YOURhealth Carers team are there to help you look after your own health and wellbeing. They provide a service to carers aross the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Rethink Mental Illness
We support Rethink Mental Illness to provide information and advice to adults (over 18) living in the East Riding area who are carers for people with a severe mental illness.
Their Carers Services Co-ordination Project iprovides carers with a range of options including information, direct one to one support and carers groups.
More information is available on the Rethink website or by calling 0300 5000 927.
The NHS website
More information about where you can get support and advice is also available on the NHS website.
A free and reliable resource where you can find information and support for a range of health issues from seeing and hearing people’s real life experiences. People have shared their experiences on film to help you understand what it’s really like to have a health condition. For more information visit healthtalk.org