FamilyCarersNet is a social enterprise. We’re part of Social Enterprise UK, the national body for social enterprises, which ensures its members are compliant with the rules, ethics and codes of practice for being a social enterprise.
Primarily our users are Carers, but to be honest, we find lots of people who are not carers using the site and becoming a member because they want to find out more information and chat with others so they can help the carer.
You’ll need to access The Pod. This requires membership, which you can pay for direct or speak to your GP or local council/authority about. When you have access, you can access The Pod.
Most of the activities and offers on FamilyCarersNet are created for those whom have membership, although there will be some activities and offers throughout the year that we make open for all carers to access.
We have sponsors and partners throughout the UK who kindly support FamilyCarersNet, which means we can make access to the The Pod and support provided free for family carers.
We need to cover costs to deliver FamilyCarersNet, such as managing The Pod, Organising Activities & Offers, liaising with GPs, Health Professionals, Counsellors and others within the NHS and local councils/authorities, as well as businesses and their corporate social responsibility.
Yes, we have volunteering opportunities. The most common volunteer is someone who wishes to write a blog, either from the caring role or generally. Volunteers can also help out with our activities by turning up on the date and being there for carers. You can find our more on our Jobs & Volunteering.