What We Do

Carers MK exists entirely to support the health and wellbeing of individuals who are caring for someone who cannot manage without them due to illness, physical disability, frailty, learning disability, mental health issues, addiction or additional needs.

We support carers from all backgrounds including young carers, parents of children with a disability or an additional need, carers from the black and minority ethnic community (BAME), older carers and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) carers.

We can help you by providing:

  • Up to date information and advice on carers’ issues
  • Help with knowing your rights as a carer
  • A carers discount card scheme
  • Carer workshops on a variety of topics
  • A free counselling service
  • Referrals to other services
  • Help to create an emergency plan
  • Opportunities to meet other carers
  • Somebody to talk to in confidence
  • Listening and emotional support
  • Regular support groups
  • A carers service at Milton Keynes University Hospital
  • Guidance on health and social care services
  • Regular events, activities and newsletters for carers

All carers contacting Carers MK are able to speak to an experienced Support Worker in confidence, either over the telephone, by visiting our office or we can visit you at home. If you would like to speak to a Support Worker in person then please contact us to arrange an appointment.

All our services are free to carers.