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Why volunteer for The Carers' Centre?

Why volunteer at The Carers' Centre?

Three in five of us will care for someone during our lifetime

It is likely we all know someone who is caring right now. Caring is everybody’s business.

We’re here for carers of all ages, but to be sustainable for the next generation of carers we need your help. Hear from our community of carers about their experiences.

The impact of caring

Over 17,500 people look after their loved ones in the Bath and North East Somerset area, yet unpaid care seems rarely understood.

Looking after a partner, friend or family member due to old age, illness, disability, mental health problem or an addiction can be a rewarding experience, but it can also significantly impact many areas of a person's life.

Recent research found that carers are feeling "tired", "frustrated" and "trapped". 

Without your kindness, we wouldn’t be here when families need us most

We work to improve the lives of unpaid carers, of all ages to have what they need to stay well, in control and feel connected.

This means listening to carers, amplifying their voices and putting them at the heart of our work. It’s providing free wellbeing activities so they can take some time away from their caring role. It’s helping them navigate a complex health and social care system, offering financial guidance and employment advice. It’s giving them a safe and supportive space to come together.

Make a difference

The number of people providing care is growing and many carers are reaching breaking point as a result of the pandemic. By volunteering your time and raising awareness of our work, you’ll be making a difference to the thousands of unpaid carers in our area.

We want you to get as much out of volunteering as you put into it!

Meeting new friends, learning new skills, advancing your career and feeling happier and healthier are just some of the benefits our volunteers say they get from giving their time.

Need to talk? Call our Freephone Support Line on 0800 0388 885 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 1pm)