A Carer is someone who helps another person in their day to day life. This is usually a relative or friend. It is not the same as someone who provides care professionally or through a voluntary organisation.
There are around seven million Carers in the UK – that is one in ten people. This is rising. Three in five people will be Carers at some point in their lives in the UK. Out of the UK's Carers, 42% of Carers are men and 58% are women.
The strategy for York Carers 2019-2024 has been written by the Carers Strategy Group. This a group of people from health and social care organisations, including the council and healthcare professionals, charities, families and carers themselves. The strategy details how York would like to see the lives of Carers improved in the coming years.
Download a copy of the York Carers strategy 2019 - 2024.pdf
Supporting Action Plans detailing how the goals of the Strategy aim to be achieved and by whom have been written and are based around the following three themes:
Copies of the Action Plans can be obtained by request by emailing email@example.com.
Carers provide regular, unpaid help to someone close to them due to frailty, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.
Carers may help with:
Last reviewed: 25/11/2019
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