Carer support groups and organisations
Carer support groups are usually small, with members meeting informally to discuss various topics.
The meetings can help carers:
- Cope with caring responsibilities;
- Meet, discuss and learn from other carers in similar situations;
- Alleviate isolation;
- Support each other; and
- Receive emotional and social support and information.
Meetings are usually free but there can be a small charge for refreshments. If you feel you need one-to-one support, your local carers' centre or carers' resource should provide the information you need. Counselling support may be available through your GP.
Finding support in your area
To find out what support is available, contact one of the five carers' centres and carers' resources in North Yorkshire. They cover Hambleton and Richmondshire, Harrogate, Craven and Airedale, Scarborough and Ryedale, and Selby.