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Do you look after someone?

Do you look after someone?

Do you look after someone?

Are you caring for a partner, relative or friend who needs your help with everyday living? We offer free information and support on all aspects of your caring role.
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Furness Carers Update: 15 June 2020

Even with allowing for the difficult circumstances we are in due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in general Furness Carers had a successful Carers Week, ok it was nowhere near to what we had planned or what we have done in previous years, but with the sessions we were able to do we did hit the theme of this year’s campaign of (Make Caring Visible). We are now looking at the near future of how we can get back to delivering some of the support services which have been suspended, so over the next few weeks we will be reviewing and looking at how virtually we will be able to do some fun activities for Carers of all ages. Normally at this time of year just after Carers Week we move quickly into getting everything in place for our Young Carers Summer Activities Programme, at present again due to restrictions we’ll not be able to do our normal weekly fun filled activities but we will pull something together to give Young Carers some respite from their caring role as well as looking at how we can do some virtual group support to Adult Carers, so please keep coming back to this page to check on updates.

To continue to allow for safe working practices our office premises remain closed to Carers and the general public until further notice, but it is very important that we get the message out that we are still open, working hard and supporting unpaid Carers throughout Furness, so we are asking if you need any information, a Carers review or a new Carers Assessment, or if you want to make a referral for an Adult or Young Carer then please leave us a message on our answerphone 01229 822822, giving us your name and a contact number, or alternatively send an email to admin@furnesscarers.co.uk our answer machine and emails are checked daily Monday to Friday and someone will get back to you ASAP.

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Are you a Carer?

Carers look after family, partners or friends in need of help because they are ill, frail or have disability. The care they provide is unpaid.

How Can Furness Carers Help?

We can provide free and confidential information and support to Carers of all ages on all issues related to the caring role.

We recognise the responsibilities of being a Carer can change Carers’ lives. We aim to help Carers’ maintain their own health and wellbeing, finances, employment, education, training, leisure and social life.

Furness Carers is aware of the physical, mental and emotional demands involved in caring.

Our Free Support Services Include:

A Friendly “Listening Ear”, Individual Support, Carers Groups, Drop-in Facilities, Carers Cafés, Social/Leisure Activities, Voluntary Sitting Services and Carers Emergency Card.

Support Us

Furness Carers is a Registered Charity and relies on public support and donations which enables us to carry out our work. Ways you can help support our work are:

  • Give a donation to support our services
  • Consider leaving a legacy to support our work in the future

Opening Times

Office Times: Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm

Friday 9am to 4pm

Furness Carers is a Registered Charity based in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria and covers the whole Furness peninsular.

Address

Furness Carers, Hindpool Community Centre, Nelson Street, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 1NF

Company

Registered Charity in England: 1114029 Company: 5724307

Free Information & Support for Carers - Furness Carers, Barrow-in-Furness