More than six million people in the UK are looking after disabled, ill or older relatives or friends.
Yes, it can be rewarding but it also brings emotional challenges.Without the right support, caring can take its toll on relationships, family life and carers' own health.
How can Carers Together Help?
Carers Together is our exciting volunteering project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and delivered by TimeBank and Carers UK.
It worked by matching volunteer mentors with carers to help them reduce their social isolation, improve their emotional well-being - and cope with the stresses and strains of caring.
Carers Together offered two different kinds of support:
- An online mentoring service, available to anyone in England with access to the internet
- A face-to-face mentoring service for carers in the Birmingham area
The project has now come to an end, but take a look at our external evaluation to see the great impact it had.