Bath & North East Somerset Carers’ Centre

Home » Charities » Bath & North East Somerset Carers’ Centre
Bath & North East Somerset Carers’ Centre logo

Visit website

Join our team and do something great for yourself AND your community – make 2018 your best year yet!! In return for fundraising for us we’ll give you a lovely moisture-wicking tee (with your name on and all!) as well as loads of advice and encouragement for running and fundraising. On the day we’ll be there at our ‘Cheer Station’ on Lower Bristol Road to get you across those final few miles. There’s no entry fee, just a minimum sponsorship of £175. We do ask if you have to drop out after the runner sign up deadline (we know these things happen!), to please pay a £15 cancellation fee.

To join our team, please click HERE

So What Do We Do?

The Carers’ Centre supports over 4,000 people in Bath and North East Somerset who are looking after someone at home, usually because they are ill, disabled or frail. Over 700 of these are children and young people who are affected by having someone unwell at home. This can mean missing school, trouble sleeping or not being able to have friends over. Adult carers can face the same issues of social isolation, poor health and particularly a financial impact. Sometimes carers will have to give up work to look after someone meaning they lose skills, socialising and of course their income.

Most people who are carers don’t even think about getting support for themselves, as they are focused on the person they look after. But without support it can very quickly become too difficult to manage looking after someone. As one of our carers Fiona put it: “When you’re on an aeroplane, they always tell you to put your own oxygen mask on before helping others. You need to look after yourself first to be able to care for someone else!”

Our work provides information and advice, practical and emotional support and breaks and respite for children, young people and adults looking after someone. We’re a local, independent charity so every penny you fundraise goes back into helping people in the Bath and North East Somerset community. We hope you’ll join our team! To register your interest or for more information, email us at fundraising@banescarerscentre.org.uk