A carer is someone who provides support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. All the care they give is unpaid.
A carer could be a spouse, partner, parent, sibling, child, friend or any other relation. Anybody from any background and of any age can be a carer and each carer’s experience is unique to their own circumstances.
If you are a carer please let us know, and with your consent we can add this to your record.
Are you a Jedburgh carer?
Borders Carers Centre provides carers with a booklet "Information for Carers", and if appropriate a Carers Self-Assessment Pack.
Borders Carers Centre, Low Buckholmside, Galashiels TD1 1RT
Telephone: 01896 752 431
NHS Inform has a wealth of information about carers and caring, and what support is available.
Caring can be a rewarding and positive experience for both the carer and the cared-for person. However, caring is also associated with a higher risk of poverty, poor mental wellbeing and physical health, and can restrict social, education and employment opportunities. Further support and benefits are available.