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Who is a carer?

If you support or look after an adult with a learning disability then you are a carer. It could be your son or daughter, brother or sister, parent, relative, neighbour or friend. Lots of carers don't realise that they are carers.

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Some people with learning disabilities are carers. As families grow older, sometimes the person who was cared for begins to care for their parent or carer.

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Being a carer may affect your health or the amount of money you have.

You may also not get much time to yourself.

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Free Carer's Advocacy Service

Southend Carer's Forum runs a free advocacy service. An advocate can support you to make your views and choices known.

This happens on Thursdays.

To make a time to see the advocate please call 01702 393 933.

The address is Southend Carers' Forum, SAVS, 29-31 Alexander Street, Southend-On-Sea, Essex SS1 1BW.

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More information

For more information on Carer's Support please see our Carer's section elsewhere on the website. This will tell you about the support we can provide for cares.

Page last updated: 03/08/2018