Carers Trust Northern Ireland is part of Carers Trust, a major charity for, with and about carers. We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
Through our Mind The Gap programme we are able to support carers in the community with information, advice, emotional support, hands on practical help and access to much needed breaks. We offer specialist services for carers of people of all ages and conditions and a range of individually tailored support and group activities.
About carers in Northern Ireland
There are 213,980 carers in Northern Ireland, 11.8% of all residents, and it is estimated that there are around 30,000 young carers.
The value of care provided by carers in Northern Ireland is £4,389,900,000 a year.