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About Carers NI

We're here to make life better for carers.

Working as part of Carers UK:

  • we give expert advice, information and support
  • we connect carers so no-one has to care alone
  • we campaign together for lasting change
  • we innovate to find new ways to reach and support carers
  • We operate an advice and information service for carers and professionals, dealing with a range of issues such as carers' benefits, community care and services for carers
  • We provide a wide range of leaflets and booklets and a regular newsletter for carers, members and professionals
  • We offer carers the chance to meet with other carers through our network of local groups, to share experiences and reduce the feeling of isolation.
  • We help new and existing carers' groups
  • We raise awareness of the role of carers and inform Government and policy makers of their needs
  • We help carers make their own voices heard where it counts
Tailored training
  • We provide training to workers in the voluntary and statutory sector on carers' issues and carers assessments
  • We provide training on The Carers and Direct Payments Act (Northern Ireland) 2002, in partnership with Health and Social Services Trusts
  • We provide carer involvement, assertiveness and media training to help carers develop a strong voice
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