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If you are looking for information about our new SEND Sustainability Plan see 'SEND sustainability plan'

Carer support

You may be giving emotional support, or have to keep a close eye on the person you care for. Caring for someone can be demanding, and being identified as a carer can be important to get the support you need to continue in your caring role.

A carer is

  • someone who provides unpaid care to a friend, neighbour, or family member who couldn't manage alone
  • someone who supports someone due to frailty, age, physical illness, mental health condition, or addiction

If you think your experience fits the previous statements it is extremely likely that you are classed as a carer, whether you were aware of it or not. While being a carer doesn't define you, it may mean that you have some important legal rights including the right to certain types of financial support, practical help, assistance technology and rights in the workplace.

To read more about being a carer visit Carer Friendly Wiltshire: All about the Caring Role (Forward Carers) (opens new window).

Finding support in Wiltshire

Carer Friendly Wiltshire is a great way to find service and support information that is right for you if you are an young carer or a parent/carer.

Their website has a lot online support you can access, including:

  • Wiltshire carer ID cards
  • benefit calculator
  • online support groups
  • self-help checks

For more information visit Carer Friendly Wiltshire (opens new window).

EHC assessments

Information about how to apply for an assessment of additional education needs in Wiltshire

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