Are You A Carer?
Many of us will look after an elderly relative, sick partner or disabled family member at some point in our lives. Often people do not think of themselves as carers at all but see what they are doing as part of their role as, for example, mother, husband, wife, son or friend.
Anyone who helps with the care needs of a friend or relative who is unable to live independently without their help, without pay for their services, is a carer.
Are You A Parent Carer?
PACC (PACC Shropshire) is a local parent carer forum and promotes the participation of parent carers in the planning and delivery of services for children and young people (0-25 years) with disabilities or additional needs in Shropshire.
Being the parent carer of a child with a disability or additional need can be a life changing experience. It can involve a total change in expectations and the ability to do what others take for granted, it also brings new experiences, knowledge and understanding.
PACC offers an opportunity for families of children with disabilities or additional needs to come together, to share information and to provide support to each other, while helping to create services that meet the needs of their families.
You are entitled to a new Carers Assessment every twelve months if your circumstances have changed.