Supporting Carers

Supporting Carers

You can help give carers someone to talk to this Christmas…

In the run up to this Christmas, local charity Caring Together are asking you to help make sure carers have someone to talk to.

Looking after a family member or friend can be very hard, and at this time of year the advice, information and support the charity has available to carers is even more important.

The Caring Together helpline team are available to carers year-round and talk to carers and their families living in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk.

Everyone the helpline team speaks to has their own personal story. Some have just become a carer and are completely new to a situation that has turned their life upside down. Others have been caring for a loved one for many years, and have reached a point of crisis, or where they need help or support they have not had before.
The donations made by people like you mean the charity can help more carers in your community in the way they want and need.

Claire from the Caring Together helpline explains, “I hear first-hand from carers about the struggles they and their family encounter daily.

“Due to the COVID pandemic many carers have not had their usual support, with family and friends not able to help in their normal ways for a range of reasons due to restrictions, or the person they care for having to shield.”
“The helpline and our services have been here to help carers in every situation throughout the pandemic.
“Everyone looking after a family member or friend has their very personal situation that we are here to help with.
“We may be able to help them buy essential equipment or give advice on benefits. Some may want and need someone to talk to so we can link them into our Listening Ear or counselling services. Many just simply need a break; we can help with that too.

“They may feel isolated and benefit from joining one of our online or face-to-face groups where they can meet other carers. Or we could be helping them access any one of the other services we or our partners offer that they may not even know about.

“Christmas is often a very challenging time for carers and the people they care for. The coronavirus pandemic has made things even more difficult.

“You can help us at Caring Together make a difference to carers across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. Every donation means we can do more to help carers – both in the calls they answer and with the support provided for each person looking after a family member or friend.”

You can donate online at  or by posting a cheque made payable to ‘Caring Together’ to Caring Together, Unit 4, Meadow Park, Meadow Lane, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 4LG