Carer Support

A carer is someone who looks after a relative or friend who, because of age, physical or other disability, cannot manage at home without help. The type of care they provide may range from personal care such as toileting, washing and feeding to visiting shopping and housework.

Caring for someone can take its toll on the carer’s physical and mental health, social life, career and relationships. Taking time out to look after yourself is important if you’re to continue supporting yourself and the person you’re caring for.

There are a range of support services available for carers, many of which are provided free through social services. These can include:

Time out – short breaks from your caring role, including respite care for the person you’re caring for, can give you a chance to recharge your batteries.
Practical help – things that perhaps used to be simple, such as housework, laundry, grocery shopping or gardening, which can become a strain when you’re caring for someone.
Modifications – equipment or alterations to the home that can make life easier.
Emotional support – whether it’s in the form of professional counselling or just someone to talk to on a regular basis.
Support to improve your well-being – access to exercise, learning opportunities or social activities.
Advocacy – having someone to speak on your behalf.

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