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Are you a carer?
You're a carer if you look after someone who can’t manage their life without that help – this might be due to age‚ physical or mental illness‚ a physical or learning disability or addiction. Carers aren't paid to care for someone.
Carers usually look after a person they're related to – a parent‚ spouse, sibling or child but it could also be a friend.
Carers become carers for many reasons but most often they do it because they love the person they care for. Being a carer can be the toughest job anyone will take on.
What do carers do?
The care that unpaid carers provide varies enormously. Carers can find themselves juggling work and family life along with their caring role.
Lots of carers face similar difficulties: financial, physical, mental and emotional.
Who are Fife Carers Centre?
Fife Carers Centre are a small charity dedicated to supporting the unpaid carers of Fife. At Fife Carers Centre we believe that by supporting carers in a wide variety of ways we can help them to sustain their caring roles without harming their own well-being.
We work one to one with carers or with common interest groups to help them to deal with some of the difficulties that often arise.
We represent carers interests to local and national government and work hard to raise awareness of carers and the issues associated with caring.