Carers UK's online forum has been offering support to carers since 2005. We offer a safe space where people can talk to others who know what they are going through. People post messages, questions and comments onto the forum and other carers reply and offer their experiences.
Carers UK's forum is moderated by carers and former carers who are members of the online community. Become a member of Carers UK and you'll get instant access to the forum. (membership is free and only takes a few seconds to sign up)
What carers have said about the forum.
"It's the people on this website that have given me the help and confidence to keep going and I'm deeply grateful, I just wish I had found you all a year ago."
It's the only place where I can actually say how I feel because carers understand.
"Even though we may not have met or even spoken, you all probably know more about me than many of the people I´ve known for years"
"To be honest I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't found this forum to moan to. All you lovely people help me to keep a perspective on my situation"
"I had reached a point where I was staring at the ceiling in despair and now I feel I have fallen among friends - a place where I can sit with a cup of coffee, chat, laugh, even weep a bit and know that they understand."
I feel like I've found the support I so desperately wanted but couldn't find for all those years. It's made a big impact on me already - I feel like a real person again
"I'm at my wits end, and this is helping already, just knowing that you are all out there."
"I only found this forum about a week ago and I have been posting like mad since then. This is the most amazing place and I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who have given me advice and support. This is invaluable."
"We always think that we're the 'only' ones, don't we? because we don't get the chance to talk to other carers about these things. Shows just how good Carers UK really is, putting us in touch with one another, to share stuff."
This is the best site I've been on for carers. It's got the friendliest members I've ever seen just a whole load of genuine, caring people. The support I've had from this site has been second to none.
"I am so pleased to have found this site, sometimes I feel so alone, even though I have lots of friends and relations around. They just can't understand what its like."
Whatever your caring situation, whatever your problem, whatever you're facing. Carers UK's online forum can help you through.