This section is for all professionals working with and supporting unpaid carers across the South Tees.
There are about 6.5 million carers in the UK today, many of whom do not identify as a carer and do not access help when they need it. Through collaborative working, we aim to make carer friendly communities, where carers can sustain their caring role whilst taking control of their health and wellbeing.
Research by Carers UK (2019) shows that 'the average person has a 50:50 chance of caring by 50 - long before they reach retirement age'. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of people providing unpaid care has increased. Care is everybody's business.
How can I support We Care You Care (WCYC)?
- Promote WCYC (website/guides/ Facebook and campaigns) across South Tees; raise awareness to your service users and colleagues.
- Keep engaged with the WCYC website for the latest resources and news/ blogs.
- Follow and like our Facebook page- @wecareyoucarelocal
- Join our local campaigns.
- Do you have a project/ service that can benefit local carers? Inform us and ensure you are signed up to Middlesbrough Matters and Redcar & Cleveland PIN (People's Information Network).
- Are you a working carer and interested in sharing your experience? You can write a blog, record a podcast or video blog. Have a chat with us to explore the options.
- Sign up to our monthly e-bulletins for professionals.
What else can I get involved with?
South Tees Carers Forum
The purpose of the South Tees Carers’ Forum is:
- To help develop a shared vision and promote robust coordinated services to support both adult and young Carers across South Tees
- To facilitate and enable the voice of Carers to feed into the work of the Forum and reflect their views and needs based on co-production principles developed by the forum
- To be a conduit for influencing the development of Carers’ services across all statutory agencies and in partnership with the voluntary and community sector.
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