South Lakeland Carers
Supporting people of any age with caring responsibilities. South Lakeland Carers is a local independent registered charity (Charity No: 101 7463), covering the South Lakes area of Cumbria. In addition the organization is a network member of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers within the UK. Services and support is currently offered to around 700 people with caring responsibilities. Needs are assessed through the formal Carers Assessment process. SLC is contracted by Cumbria County Council to conduct these assessments on behalf of the local authority. Support is offered to both adult and young carers representing an age range form 5 years upwards. In response to needs a number of services may be offered: Contingency Planning, Relaxation Therapy , Counselling, on-going support form a Carer Support Worker, support groups in various locations, a weekly drop-in, monthly lunch club, away days and training. Almost all services are provided free of charge to carers.