Life as a caregiver can be both rewarding and challenging. Whether you are looking after a family member, friend, or loved one, the responsibilities can often feel overwhelming. In East Kent, there are many individuals who selflessly dedicate their time and energy to caring for others. This is where Carers Support East Kent steps in to provide invaluable assistance and resources to those in need.

Carers Support East Kent is a local organisation that is committed to enhancing the lives of carers in the community. They offer a wide range of support services designed to help carers navigate their roles effectively and maintain their well-being. From practical assistance to emotional support, Carers Support East Kent is there every step of the way.

The key services provided by Carers Support East Kent are:

  • Providing Information to all. They also have interpreters available for those whom English is not their first language.
  • Giving support via drop-in, groups, social activities and training workshops
  • Carers needs assessment which can support needs as a carers.
  • Hospital services at all primary local hospitals
  • A young adult carer service dedicated to carers aged 16-24
  • A carers emergency card for peace of mind when you are away from the person you care for.

All of these services provide carers in east kent with help, respite and someone to talk to which enables them not to feel alone.

Furthermore, Carers Support East Kent works closely with local health and social care services to ensure that carers have access to the resources they need. They advocate on behalf of carers, making sure their voices are heard and their concerns are addressed.

If you or someone you know is in need of support as a carer in East Kent, do not hesitate to reach out to Carers Support East Kent. Their compassionate team is ready to provide the assistance and guidance you need to navigate your caregiving journey with strength and resilience.

Carers support help so many on a daily basis. Stephen lives in Birchington and shares caring for his adult daughter with his partner. He says

“Getting support from Carers’ Support East Kent has been the most positive experience we’ve had”

Muriel, who cares for her husband with Parkinson’s disease says

Carers’ Support East Kent is very supportive and caring. When I go to the support groups and social activities, it’s lovely to get out of my house and do something different to the usual 24/7.

Carers support have so many of these successful stories on the many people they have helped. 

visit their website for more information on the help carers support can provide. 

We have worked with carers support in many capacities and the one which is most dear is the care and help they gave Pauls mother in her last years of life. She sadly passed away age 91, however the support and help given by these amazing people was critical. We thank them for all their support.

In Memory of Pauls Mother Gurbachan Kaur.