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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
  • Our warm and welcoming online community is a place where you can share what's on your mind, day and night, with people who understand. Join our forum.
  • Want to meet other carers? Join our weekly online Care for a Cuppa chats where you can grab a cuppa, take a little break and chat with fellow carers who understand what you’re going through via Zoom.
  • Take part in an online Share and Learn session to gain practical skills, discover new interests, connect with others or learn something new.
  • 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 front line staff 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 training and consultancy work on ‘Supporting carers in the workplace’ for Managers and HR representatives, as well as information sessions to their staff who are balancing work with  caring responsibilities
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