Are you an unpaid carer?
Identifying as an unpaid carer:
Do you care for a loved one, family member, friend or neighbour? Our team at Universal Services for Carers in Derby are here to support anyone providing care living in Derby City who are informal and unpaid.
‘Unpaid’ means you are not caring as a professional, for example as a community care worker, residential care worker or a nurse. If you receive Carers Allowance you are still classed as an unpaid carer as the allowance only supports you in providing the care your loved ones require.
Unpaid carers provide vital support to their family and friends, which can cause a strain on their own lives. This makes it even more important for unpaid carers to be recognised for the work they do.
If you feel as though this description fits you, then we are here to support you with advice, information, well-being activities, training opportunities, and peer support.