Support available for Unpaid Carer families arriving from Ukraine

A Cumbrian partnership is highlighting that families arriving from Ukraine, and refugees from other countries, who provide unpaid care for others can receive support.

Cumbria’s Unpaid Carers Partnership, made up of NHS, Social Care and a wide range of third sector Carers Organisations, is highlighting the availability of support as part of Carers Week, which runs from 7-12 June, 2022.

Jane Macfarlane, of Cumbria CVS, which supports the Partnership, said: “It could be that Ukrainian guests and refugees from other countries are caring for a family member, or that a family hosting them needs additional support. We want to spread the word that there are organisations throughout the county that can help unpaid carers, wherever they are from”.

A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health condition, addiction, or who needs extra help as they grow older.
Support from organisations available includes access to information, emotional support, advocacy, financial support and opportunities to take a break, which can help manage the impact of caring on the lives of Carers.

For more information about Cumbria’s Unpaid Carers Partnership contact or call 01768 800350.

Details of organisations offering support:

Carer Support South Lakes: Tel: 01539 815970
Carlisle Carers: Tel: 01228 542156
Eden Carers: Tel: 01768 890280
Furness Carers: Tel: 01229 822822
West Cumbria Carers: Tel: 01900 821976
Alzheimer’s Society: Tel: 01228 819 299 Dementia Connect Support line: Tel: 0333 150 3456
Parkinson’s Society: Tel: 0808 800 0303
Stroke Association: Tel: 0303 3033 100 Cumbria team: 07739 746098