We know that being a carer can be often physically draining as well as emotionally challenging. The person you are caring for may be a close friend or precious loved one but that doesn't always mean caring for them is easy.

Carers are often slow to recognise their caring role and often play it down by saying things such as, 'I'm not really a carer, I'm just looking after my mum'. Whether or not the cared for person is your friend, your child, your partner, your sibling, your parent or any other relative - if they have a condition or are unwell and couldn't cope without you, you are still a carer.

If you're feeling stuck or low about any practical or emotional aspect of being carer, please ring our friendly team on 0161 442 0442 and we will try to help you find ways forward. You can also email us on info@signpostforcarers.org.uk or send an enquiry form using the CONTACT US button on the homepage of this website.

We believe that carers are everyday heroes and no carer should ever feel alone. We're in awe of all that you do and want to help you in any way we can.

You can find links to other organisations that may be able to help you by clicking here. If you're really struggling The Samaritans run a free 24/7 listening service offering a safe space for you to talk through anything you are struggling with. If you feel like you've hit rock bottom and don't know where to turn, please don't suffer in silence - give them a call on 116 123. You can go to their website by clicking here or clicking on the link: http://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-us