We’ve all had one of the strangest years. But for many carers, it’s been devastating.
Carers of all ages are exhausted, distressed and under huge pressure. With fewer services available, and friends and family less able to support, COVID has made an already lonely and stressful role even more difficult.
As we move into winter, isolation, depression and money worries are all likely to get worse. Many carers face a lonely and unhappy Christmas.
However, we are here to help.
We support all Surrey’s carers, aged 5-95. And despite COVID, our support has continued, making a huge difference, quite literally a lifeline for many.
Our knowledgeable and friendly advisors support carers with every practical, financial and emotional difficulty they have, providing expert advice, guidance and real solutions.
And our events, face-to-face (where possible) and on-line, are proving invaluable, helping carers to enjoy the company of others, have a tiny bit of ‘me time’ and realise they are NOT alone.
Can you help us do more?
We know money’s tight for most people. But if you can, would you be able to spare a little to help Surrey’s carers feel less alone?
We receive funding for our core costs from Surrey County Council, but rely on the generosity of supporters to provide events and activities, things like wellbeing sessions for adults, transition events for young adult carers thinking about further education, and time out activities for our young carers to give them a break.
A little goes a long way
You can make a real difference to a carer this Christmas. Please help us support more carers in crisis.
- £10 pays for us to send welcome packs to 4 young carers and their families
- £30 pays for a yoga tutor for our Zoom yoga groups for adult carers
- £50 pays for tickets at a bowling social event for 8 young adult carers
- £100 pays for the venue for a 4-week young carers group
We can only do all we do with the help of people like you.
If you’d prefer to give a gift directly to a young carer…
Young carers looking after a brother, sister, parent or grandparent, often live in households with money pressures. Caring situations can mean adults in the household can’t work, either because they have a disability or illness themselves, or because they are caring. There’s often not enough money for core essentials, such as toiletries, let alone luxuries.
That’s why we try and provide some of these items for our young carers through donations. Could you help us this Christmas? We’ve loads of products, from shampoo and hairbrushes to deodorant and razor blades – simply choose what you’d like to gift, click and pay, and you can write a message that we can relay to the children and young people too.
Make your spending go further
P.S. if you’d also like to try a free and easy way to support us, why not sign up to Easy Fundraising and ‘support as you shop’ while you do your online Christmas shopping?! Every purchase raises donations to help Surrey’s carers. And over 4,000 shops are signed up (like Argos and John Lewis). It won’t cost you an extra penny. Sign up for free.