A carer is someone who helps another person, usually a relative or friend in their day to day life. This is not the same as someone who provides care professionally or through voluntary organisations. Carers are adults and children who take care of adults or disabled children and they are unpaid. The caring role can be stressful and isolating. Carers provide care to people who are ill, frail or living with a disability and cannot manage without them. For more information for help for carers read some useful information on help available.
You may be entitled to a Carer’s Allowance is £67.60 a week to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs. You don’t have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for. To check your eligibility and apply visit GOV.UK’s Carer’s Allowance page.
Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. They are a champion, guide and friend for anyone affected by an eating disorder.
Nexus is a telephone support service for parents and carers caring for a child who has an eating disorder. Through Nexus, parents will be able to connect weekly with a trained Beat advisor, who will provide a place to talk through what they are going through and empower parents to help their loved one towards positive change.
Solace is a peer support group hosted over Zoom. It gives parents and carers the opportunity to share their feelings and get support from others in a similar situation.
To access these services call Beat’s CareED Supportline – 0808 801 0356