About us About us Carers in Southampton is a project within Southampton Mencap. The service launched in September 2014 and was created to empower unpaid carers through access to information, advice, support and learning opportunities to enhance their choice, control and independence. Who can use the service? Anyone who gives up their time, unpaid, to look after a family member, friend, or neighbour. Either you or the person you care for must be a resident of the City of Southampton as the service is funded by Southampton City Council. The service offers: Personal supportA team of dedicated link workers offering a number of different spoken languages Information directoryOnline searchable national and local services and resources NewslettersA bi-monthly newsletter listing local and national events and services Learning and training opportunities Regular social and occasional learning opportunities Carers Cards To recognise and identify unpaid carers and providing discounts on services Carer's assessmentsUsed to identify your needs and determine your eligibility to receive services and support Emergency PlanningYou carry a keyring with a 24 hour number so if you are in a crisis the emergency services can contact your emergency back-up Carer Friendly CompaniesHelp, support and training for any employers in Southampton wishing to become a Carer Friendly Company OnlineFacebook and Twitter Please click CIS Information Booklet to read more about our service.