Are You a Carer?
Do you look after a friend or family member who is ill, disabled, has mental health problems or is misusing drugs or alcohol?
If you are a carer please let us know - we may be able to help you
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Have you ever wondered what would happen to the person you look after if you were suddenly taken ill or admitted to hospital?
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Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.