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About Us

Our History


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.

Within this section there is information about the purpose and vision of the company, how we are funded to provide the various projects & services and which organisations we work closely with.

You will also find links to the Annual Reports and quarterly magazines.

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

  • Three out of every five 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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