New here

Hi all

I’m new here, so wanted to say hi and thank you in advance for being a place to go for info and support

Hi Susan, welcome to the forum.
Is there anything you want to change about your caring role?

Hello Sue

I wanted to wish you a warm welcome to the forum and to highlight some of the ways you can connect with other carers.

We are running online weekly meet ups for carers to take some time for themselves and chat to other carers. Feel free to join if you’d like to and there’s no pressure to share anything you don’t want to. I’m sure you’ll find others in a similar position to yourself.

You can find information on how to register to our online meetups at the following pages:
Share and Learn: - these sessions range from creative writing activities to beginners Latin dance sessions.

Care for a Cuppa:
This social is a great way to have a little break if you are able to and spend some quality time talking to people who understand what you are going through right now.

And of course there is our Carers UK’s helpline should you need advice or support - Our Telephone Helpline is available on 0808 808 7777 from Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm or you can contact us by email (

Please have a look at the links Sue, we would love you to join in one of our sessions, if you haven’t already done so.

take care

Thanks for the warm welcome, I will only have limited access to the site unfortunately, so may not read or reply to messages straight away, but it’s nice to know that there is a community of people out there offering support etc.
Between work/family and caring as well as my own health it can be very tiring!

But I’m glad to be here


Hello and welcome to the forum and best of luck to you.