Are you a carer?

3 in 5 people in Suffolk will become a family carer at some point during their lives.

A family carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who struggles due to illness, disability, mental ill health or an addiction.

Adult Carers

If you are an Adult providing unpaid care to an ill, older or disabled person it is not “just something you do” you are carrying out a caring role.

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Young Carers

If you are 5-24 years old and care for, or are affected by, a family member who has a physical or mental illness you are a young carer.

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Professionals

We work proactively with health and social care professionals, in all the hospitals across Suffolk and in the community with GP surgeries.

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Information Line

Ensuring everyone gets the support they need - call us on 01473 835477

Our highly skilled Advisers listen to the needs and challenges of family carers and can conduct Carers Assessments to ensure they are getting the support they need.
Our Information line team have a wealth of knowledge on the support services available across Suffolk so can help in a solution focused way.

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Events

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GP drop in – Woolpit Health Centre

GP drop in - Woolpit Health Centre Working in partnership with mainly…

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Open space – Lowestoft

Information, advice, guidance & emotional support - open space for mental health…

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Leiston & villages carers & friends group

Independent group partnered to Suffolk Family Carers. Local groups are a great…

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Course accrediated by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England

Feedback from course delegates

"An amazing well structured course that is so useful for professionals from all groups/ schools/ organisations that support young people."

"Really enjoyed learning about such a delicate topic in a relaxed atmosphere. The course was very well presented, I particularly found it useful for myself to share experiences with all other learners that work with young people."

"I really enjoyed the course and will definitely recommend that our company send more staff to be trained."

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Courses

Caring with Confidence – Bury St Edmunds

Join us once a week for 3 weeks to gain…

Join us once a week for 3 weeks to gain information, tools and resources to support you in your caring role. The sessions will cover topics such as managing the stress and emotions of caring, regaining balance and control in your caring…

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Caring with Confidence – Lowestoft

Join us once a week for 3 weeks to gain…

Join us once a week for 3 weeks to gain information, tools and resources to support you in your caring role. The sessions will cover topics such as managing the stress and emotions of caring, regaining balance and control in your caring…

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Current News

West Suffolk Hospital wards improve ‘family carer friendly’ rating

Two wards at West Suffolk Hospital have received a silver recognition award by local charity Suffolk Family Carers for staff commitment to supporting patient carers in a hospital setting

Now ward G4, a frail elderly ward, and G8, a stroke ward, have been upgraded from a bronze to silver…

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Local pharmacy teams recognised for their support for local communities

Community pharmacy teams from across Suffolk were recognised for the support they provide to their local communities in an Awards Ceremony held in Ipswich on Wednesday 24th of January.

Twenty-four awards were presented to pharmacy teams and individuals from community pharmacies across the county in recognition of their achievements…

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