Staff Carers

Do you support a family member or friend who wouldn’t manage without you?

At LSCft, we want to ensure the voices of carers who work for us are heard so we have established a Forum to share experiences and support each other ‘We care because YOU Care’.

For more information email us at

 A carer is anyone who provides unpaid care, for a friend, partner, neighbour or family member. They may need help because of their age, they are ill, frail, have a disability, addiction or mental health issues and could not manage on their own. It could be for just a few hours a week or round the clock. Many people act as carers without even thinking about the role they perform and there is no such thing as a typical carer.

Support across Lancashire

N-Compass and Carers Link Lancashire deliver The Lancashire Carers' Service. They provide information, advice and a wide range of specialist support services designed to help carers continue in their caring role for as long as they choose and reduce the impact the caring role can have on their own health and wellbeing.

N-Compass (North or Central Lancashire)

Phone: 0345 688 7113 (select option 2)


N-Compass website

Carers Link (East Lancashire)

Phone: 0345 688 7113 (select option 1)


Carers Link Lancashire website

Blackpool Carers Centre

Blackpool Carers Centre is an independent and local charity. They provide a range of services to support and enhance the lives of unpaid carers of all ages throughout Blackpool and The Fylde Coast.

Phone: 01253 393 748


Blackpool Carers Centre website

Blackburn with Darwen Carers Centre

Blackburn with Darwen Carers Centre supports carers aged 18+ living in Blackburn and Darwen. They make sure you have access to support, information and wellbeing activities so that you and the person you care for can be as well as possible.

Phone: 01254 688 440


Blackburn with Darwen Carers Centre website

Barnados Lancashire

Barnados Lancashire supports young carers under the age of 18 who provide regular and ongoing care and emotional support to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances and are significantly affected by their caring role.

Phone: 01772 641 002


Barnados Lancashire website

Lancashire Positive Minds

Lancashire Positive Minds is a parent and carer group that provides support, advice, strategies and more for parents and carers who support their young through mental health difficulties.


Support across South Lakes

Carer Support South Lakes

Carer Support South Lakes identifies the needs of unpaid carers of any age and provides quality services, support and advocacy to promote their health and wellbeing.

Phone: 01539 815 970 (select option 4)


Carers Support South Lakes website

Furness Carers

Furness Carers was established to support carers living within the Furness area of Cumbria and is a vital link to information and support services covering all aspects of the caring role.

Phone: 01229 822 822


Furness Carers website