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Support and advice for carers

Many people around the world are caring for someone close to them every day and it’s often unpaid. It’s not an easy task so support for carers is essential.

Caring for yourself is just as important

It’s important that people receive the best possible care. But it’s equally important to make sure that the carer isn’t forgotten about. There are millions of unpaid carers around the world. If you’re one of them and you’re part of the engineering community – we’re here to help. We're here to offer support for carers when they need us most.

Practical help for carers

There might be equipment or practical adjustments to the home of the person you’re caring for that would make daily life easier and more comfortable. There are also helpful news and factsheets available from Carers UK to help you get to grips with your rights as a carer.

Wellbeing support for carers

We know that you’re probably dealing with physical, psychological and emotional challenges as you care for someone else. But you can’t pour from an empty cup, and there are times when the carer needs to be cared for. You can get expert advice and information to support your wellbeing on our free Wellbeing Hub, and we also have regular webinars and blogs on common wellbeing topics which you may find helpful. You can also apply for counselling grants, because we know there are times when you need someone to talk to.

Advice and information

At Foothold, we have a history of working with carers and have a range of support for carers available – from advice and information to financial assistance. And if you need legal advice on how to manage another person’s affairs or securing power of attorney, there's lots of useful information on our free app. Whatever you’re going through, and whenever you’d like to talk, we’re just a phone call away. Get in touch with us today to find out more about our support for carers.


If you or the person you’re caring for is an IET member, or has worked in the engineering industry, have a look at our eligibility page to see how we might be able to help make your life easier.


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