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Are You A Carer?

Suffolk Family Carers

3 in 5 people in Suffolk will become a family carer at some point during their lives.

A family carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who struggles due to illness, disability, mental ill health or an addiction.

Young Carers

If you are 5-24 years old and care for, or are affected by, a family member who has a physical or mental illness you are a young carer.

Talk to someone

Call Suffolk Family Carers information line:
Mon 9.00-5.00
Tues 9.00-7.30
Weds 9.00-5.00
Thurs 9.00-5.00
Fri 9.00-4.30

Ipswich Hospital Carers Cabin

The cabin based near the Garrett Anderson Centre is there so family carers can get some information they need or to have a break away from the hospital environment. The Cabin is run by Ipswich Hospital volunteers. Pop in and say hello.

All the above information is from Suffolk Family Carers


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