We support young people aged between 5-24 years who look after or help care for a family member who has a disability, physical or mental illness or misuses drugs and or alcohol.
“The young carers team are always so supportive with everything; whether it’s something personal or trying to distract me from all the things that go on at home, thank you so much for being a great organisation with helping raise my confidence.”
We provide information, advice, guidance and advocacy to adult family carers throughout Suffolk.
“Thank goodness for organisations like yours giving help and advice.”
Our team work proactively with health or social care professionals, in all the hospitals across Suffolk and in the community with GP surgeries. More than 90 schools and colleges across Suffolk are now recognised for their commitment to providing support to young carers through the Suffolk Family Carers Award programme and we work in a further 130 schools.
“Suffolk Family Carers really are a lifeline to the NHS as the courses and support they provide is incredible.” Psychiatric Liaison Nurse at West Suffolk Hospital
1 in 9 of the Suffolk workforce are juggling caring for older, ill or disabled loved ones with paid work. Through the ‘Employers for Carers’ scheme we provide training for organisations and professionals to identify with carers issues and provide policies and procedure to focus on the benefits of retaining skilled workers.
“My employer is very supportive. I can now work flexibly and from home if I need to.”