Many people who carry out caring responsibilities don’t recognise themselves as carers and could be unaware of the help available. Many may feel that they are simply carrying out ordinary responsibilities as a friend or family member.
There’s now a Freephone number offering these ‘hidden carers’ support and information. 0800 1337851. It is being trialled until the end of November 2019. The line is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday with a message facility out of hours. This has been set up as part of the Hidden Carers campaign spearheaded by safeguarding teams in Berkshire West and East Berkshire CCGs.
Find out more on www.eastberkshireccg.nhs.uk.