Carers Information

Are you a CARER?

Carers come from all walks of life, cultures and can be any age.  In the UK there are over 6 million carers; over 28,000 live in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble.  In the 2001 census there were 175,000 young carers in the UK, the average age being 12 years old.

Many do not consider themselves to be a ‘Carer’, they just see themselves as looking after someone else like their mother, father, son, husband, wife, friend and just getting on with it.

Being a carer can be rewarding, but it can also be very frustrating, isolating, financially difficult and may lead to ill health and depression.  Many carers give up an income, future employment prospects and pensions to become a carer, whilst there are those that try to juggle their jobs/family with the responsibility of being a carer.

Many carers struggle alone and are not aware that there is help available to them.  There is a wealth of information available which offers advice and details of activities and services.

The practice aims to fully support carers of all ages.

Below are some links that we hope you will find useful – both local and national:

n/compass Carers Services

3 Errigal House

Avroe Crescent

Blackpool Business Park

Blackpool, FY4 2DP

Tel: 0345 688 7113

Fax: 01253 407473


Carers Services Homepage –

Information Leaflets / Fact Sheets

Are you a carer?

Carers Assessment Factsheet

Peace of Mind 4 Carers Factsheet

Useful Telephone Numbers

Carers Central needs volunteers to help with their Sitting in Service – please contact them if you would like to help.

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01772 200173




Carerstrust –

Barnardos –

Macmillan Cancer Care –

Lancashire Wellbeing Service –

Tel: 0345 138208