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FamilyCarersNet is a community for carers. It’s created by carers who know and understand what life is like, the challenges faced, the ups and downs, stresses and strains – the life of a carer can be tough and hard going.

We’re here to offer direct support, information and advice, through our own knowledge and expertise as well as Counsellors, GPs, Health Professionals, Carer Advisors and lots of other Carers.

There's also our new digital TV Channel 'Quick Food for Carers' which shows how quick and easy it is to cook a meal in the same time – if not quicker!! – as using a microwave... and it is healthier. Watch our latest show below.

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Show.06 – Umami, Dr Kikunae and Pasta

Tomato Sauce & Meatballs. Plus, Onion Goggles…

Marmite Butter – you’ll Love it!! #FoodHack

Why onions make you cry

When it comes to cooking, onions often get a pretty raw deal, and most cooks complain about the tears and stinging that comes with chopping onions. But why do they make you cry?  read more...

Umami - 1 of the 5 tastes

Never heard of it? You’re not alone! Most of us learn about the five senses from a young age, sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste, but not everyone knows what the five basic tastes are.  read more...

Maillard Reaction makes us scientists

The next time you put your steak on to sizzle remember you’re actually performing your very own scientific experiment. The Maillard (pronounced like my-yard) reaction.  read more...

Care Act 2014

The Care Act 2014 is very important for unpaid carers, it is Government legislation that enforces local authorities (for example your County Council) to assess a person’s needs and eligibility for receiving financial support and care. read more...

Are you eligible for Carer Support

Have You Been Assessed for Carer Support Eligibility?  Your local authority must: establish and maintain a service for providing people in its area with information and advice relating to care and support for adults and support for carers; ensure appropriate steps are taken to prevent, delay or reduce the escalation of care and support needs.  Read more...