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Support Us

There are around 63,000 unpaid carers in Gloucestershire. The hours are long, and the job is lonely and hard. It’s no wonder so many are at breaking point.

We offer practical solutions to make caring easier, as well as emotional support to rebuild shattered lives.

Support our work and send a vital message to local carers: you are not alone.

Could you help to raise vital funds to help us support Gloucestershire's army of unpaid carers?

  • Around 50 people become an unpaid carer for the first time in Gloucestershire every day
  • More than 12,500 unpaid carers are working over 50 hours per week in their caring role
  • Over 70% of unpaid carers have experienced mental health problems as a result of their caring responsibilities.
Supporting carers like Dave

Supporting carers like Dave

Dave’s eldest daughter has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair.

Dave’s face lights up when he talks about Emily, 19. “When I get up in the morning and she gives me her big smile, or wants a cuddle, it’s those moments that give me strength,” he says.

Dave is there for Emily around the clock. It’s an exhausting routine.  

When Dave was at his lowest ebb, Carers Gloucestershire was there. 

Dave first came to Carers Gloucestershire when Emily was three. Since then, we’ve supported the family in practical ways - helping him sort out his finances, finding the right education for Emily, sorting out respite care and providing Dave with counselling.

It’s the kind of quiet, behind the scenes support that doesn’t grab headlines, but we provide a lifeline for Gloucestershire's carers. 

Read Dave's story in full...