Some of these supporters may also be supporting someone with a life-limiting illness - are you? 

Hidden Carers can be defined as those who do not self-identify as carers. Among others, men, young people and those in employment are most likely to fit into this group. For example, approximately 42% of all carers are men and 1 in 9 carers are in employment 

Sadly, these individuals are unlikely to access, or even be aware of the help and support that is available to them, and are unlikely to be recognised as carers by professionals, employers or the community 

Longfield is delighted to be working in partnership with Carers Gloucestershire on our Hidden Carers Project throughout 2019The project focuses on reaching out to people who are supporting or caring for someone with a life-limiting illness such as Cancer, Heart Failure, COPD and neurological conditions such as Parkinsons and Motor Neurone Disease. The project will provide a range of support including informationadvice, practical groups and workshops. 

In addition to providing support and advice, we are keen to help carers acquire new skills, knowledge and understanding. To find out more please get in touch or see ourprogramme of services.