Are you a family carer?

A family carer is anybody, of any age, who looks after someone with a long term illness, mental health difficulty or disability who could not cope day to day without this help.

Becoming an unpaid family carer is often a gradual process, like the changes affecting person you care for. The work of caring gradually impacts your daily life, restricting your ability to get time for yourself. Because of this most people see themselves as a ‘wife’, ‘husband’, ‘daughter’, ‘son, ‘brother’, ‘sister’ or ‘friend’, rather than as a family carer.

Not recognising you are a family carer can be a real barrier to accessing the vital support available to you.

Find out more about what a Family Carer is and if you are one here.

Your next steps?

If you think you are a Family Carer you can discuss it further with one of our friendly Hub team by phone or email, or you may wish to register with us to start receiving the support you are entitled to.

Who do we support?

Supporting you and your family through
every step of your caring role.

Whether you have recently found yourself in a caring role or have been an unpaid family carer for a while, Suffolk Family Carers can offer advice and guidance, workshops and courses, a listening ear, support in hospitals and helping you find time for yourself.

We are open Monday – Friday from 9.00am-5.00pm

What family carers say...

Our impact in 2022/23

unpaid family carers registered
carers received support from our mental health service
carers assessments carried out

Working together to ensure unpaid family carers are
visible, valued, supported and connected.

If you need support whilst we are closed
over the Bank Holiday weekend these
organisations may be able help

  • Social Care Services, Customer First on 0808 800 4005
  • Samaritans on 116 123
  • 111 for non-emergency medical advice
  • 101 for non-emergency Police enquiries

We will be resuming our normal opening hours on Tuesday 2nd April.