Sometimes, people who are not carers can find the challenges of a being a carer difficult to understand. Getting together and sharing experiences with other carers who understand what you are going through can create a sense of community and help you to feel understood and supported.

On our zoom meetings, the family and friends of people with pulmonary fibrosis can share their feelings, needs, and concerns about caring for their loved one. Carer support groups can provide advice and help you with the mental and practical challenges of providing care to a loved one.

Common needs of carers

  • Medical care.
  • Respite access.
  • Assistance with incontinence.
  • Equipment access.
  • Education.
  • Social support.
  • In home support.
  • Counselling support

If you’re a carer, you might be able to arrange short or long term alternative care for the person you care for.

These are the contact details for carers in all areas of Northern Ireland

Belfast Trust
Phone:           028 9504 2126
South Eastern Trust
Phone:             028 4372 1807

Northern Trust
Phone:             028 2766 1210
Western Trust
Phone:              028 6634 4163
Phone:              028 7135 5023     

Southern Trust
Phone:              028 3756 6284
Northern Trus