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Register as a carer


Am I a Carer?

There are four simple questions to help you recognise if you are a carer.​

1. Do you look after someone?

Remember a carer is not paid or a formal volunteer. If your answer is no to question 1, you are not a carer.

If you answered yes to question 1, please answer the following three questions.


2. Are you looking after yourself?


3. Do you have support from family or friends in your caring role?

4. Do you have all the help and support you need?


If you answered yes to all of questions 2-4 please use our website to find out what information and help is available to you. You can register with us as a Carer if you answered yes to all of the questions, and live in Hyndburn, Burnley, Rossendale, Pendle, or Ribble Valley.

If you answered no to any of questions 2-4 please contact us to request an assessment of your needs.

About Carers Link

Carers Link Lancashire is an independent registered charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee whose aim is to support unpaid carers across the boroughs of East Lancashire.


Carers Link Lancashire was founded in April 2014 from the previous organisation of Carers Link Hyndburn & Ribble Valley and the adult carers team from Carers Contact.

The original Carers Link was founded in April 1997 as a community care project of the Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Council for Voluntary Service. Carers Contact was a project founded in 2000 by the Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service.

You can find information about the purpose and vision of the company by clicking here, and how we are funded to provide the various projects & services and which organisations we work closely with by clicking here.

You can also view our Annual Reports and biannual magazines by heading to our 'Publications'.

The facts

  • According to the 2011 census, there are over 42,000 carers in East Lancashire

  • It is estimated that there are around 6.5 million carers in the UK, around 1 in every 8 people

  • One out of every six people in the UK will become a carer at some point in the lifetime

  • It is estimated that carers save the UK economy £132 billion every year.

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Become a Volunteer




Looking for services available online?

Mobilise offer free 'virtual cuppas', a Carer Support Team available until 10pm 7 days a week, courses via email, and an online Carers Hub where you can find the latest local events, get tips and answers, and connect with others in similar positions.

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