• Claire Cook

#54 | Results from 23rd March

Here are the results from yesterday’s Mobilise Moments poll.

Money, money, money

Yesterday we asked: Who do you think funds your local carers centre?

Graph showing how unpaid carers rated the support they receive from family and friends. The majority of respondents don't rate support highly on a scale of 1-5. With 5 being very well supported. 68% rated their support three or under.

Well in turns out that most of us are right about funding sources, in some capacity. With Carers' centres typically being funded by a mixture of local authority money, charity grants and/or self-fundraising.

In a previous Mobilise Moment, 37% of us stated that we receive no support from our Local Authority (Mobilise Moment #43), so it may be reassuring to hear that in many cases our carers centres are funded (to varying degrees) by our local authorities.

So this raises some questions.

  • Are we in touch with our carers' centres and benefiting from their support?

  • Is our local carer centre able to meet our specific needs? If not, have a chat with them - they will definitely want to hear how else they can be supporting us.

Today we're sharing a podcast interview with Allegra from Camden Carers, which gives us a real insight behind the scenes at a carers' centre and the passion the staff bring to their roles.

We're also re-sharing our blog '10 ways your local carers' centre can help'.

Get support in your caring role, contact your local carer centre. Find out who is closest using this nifty tool from the Carers Trust.

If you were forwarded this page and you look after someone, you might like to contribute to a better understanding of unpaid carers. Sign-up for free to take part in Mobilise Moments today.