Who Can Get Help?
A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member of friend over the age of 18 years who due to illness, disability, a mental health condition or addiction cannot manage to live independently without carer support. Carers IW have been jointly commissioned by the Isle of Wight council and the Clinical Commissioning Group to provide a variety of different support to carers living on the island. Carers IW will also be able to advise you if you may be eligible for services from the council.
We work with carers who either live on the Isle of Wight or care for someone living on the Isle of Wight. As a charity, we have supported carers for over 30 years. We are here to work with carers to ensure they receive the right support and information at the right time, enabling carers to carry on looking after their relatives, friends and neighbours. To visit our website please click here
Looking after someone with Cancer
If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, we’re here to help. Find out how MacMillan Nurses can support you and get information about different cancer types.
Looking after someone with Dementia
You may not think of yourself as a carer, particularly if the person with dementia is a partner, parent or close friend.
But both you and the person with dementia will need support to cope with the symptoms and changes in behaviour.
Looking after someone with mental health problems
If you support someone with a mental health problem, you may face slightly different or extra challenges. MIND lists some of these challenges along with tips and suggestions that have helped other people.