If you are an adult providing unpaid care you are a family carer.
Caring can be extremely complicated. The maze of rights and entitlements can be complicated. Filling in paperwork can be complicated. Trying to organise a break can be complicated. Our feelings about caring can certainly be complicated.
As the largest carer focused organisation in Suffolk, Suffolk Family Carers is able to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone. It is important that as a family carer you get the information & support you need. This helps maintain your own health and well-being alongside that of the person you care for.
Our friendly knowledgeable staff provide a range of innovative services, offering Information Advice & Guidance, Emotional Support, and schemes to help you take a break from your caring role. We can even represent the rights of your loved ones
Headquartered in Claydon, we have community based support workers providing face to face support from all the major hospitals across Suffolk, in GP surgeries in East & West Suffolk, on military bases, and visiting communities in our specially adapted mobile homes.
Family carers feel that Suffolk Family Carers is there for them, listens, and gives them the information and advice required to empower them to make informed decisions about their caring role.
Our Information Hub is the main way to access support. Please contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01473 835477.
Further details can on our services can be found below
Information, Advice, and Guidance
Being a carer can be rewarding but there can be days where there is just too much going on. Feelings such as anger, mental fatigue, frustration, anxiety, depression, fear, confusion, sadness, loneliness and grief can arise when you least expect it. Receiving emotional support can help you continue caring during some tough times, help you maintain good emotional wellbeing and enjoy the rewards that caring can bring.
Most of our front line staff are, or have been family carers and understand the emotional challenges you may be facing as a carer. They are here to listen, give you time to talk and explain how you feel.
Help taking a break from your caring
We understand that taking a break from your caring role can be difficult. We have developed schemes that may provide additional funding, allowing you an emotional rest or to undertake elective surgery.