Adult Carers

Are you over 18 and do you provide any of the following unpaid support to someone who is ill, disabled, frail, or has mental health or substance mis-use issues?

  • Physical care such as lifting, moving, turning.

  • Emotional support such as comforting, listening, calming.

  • Medical support such as collecting, sorting or giving medication

  • Personal care such as bathing, washing, toileting

  • Household tasks such as cleaning, washing, shopping

If you do, then you are an adult family carer.

Why might you need support?

 

There are many reasons why you may need support as a carer - often they are within one or more of the following areas:

  • Health and wellbeing

  • Finance and benefits

  • Socialising/building friendships

  • Working and caring

Your health and happiness

 

  • You may feel physically unwell or just tired out from having to care constantly for someone else.

  • You may feel stressed, emotional and anxious or may be suffering from depression and other mental health issues

  • You may be missing the life you had before you started having to care.

Finance

 

  • You may have much less money coming in than you used to and be struggling with the family finances.

  • You may not be able to afford things that would help the person you care for, and make your life a little easier.

  • You may be finding it hard to sort through the grants and benefits system to get what you and the person you care for are entitled to.

Socialising and friendships

 

  • Your caring role may have made things too inflexible to go out and socialise.

  • Managing friendships when you have little time to meet up can make socialising difficult to sustain.

Working and caring

 

  • You may be exhausted from juggling work and caring.

  • Your employer may not understand, or you haven't mentioned your home situation and you are finding it difficult to hold down your job.

We can help in all sorts of different ways

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