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The Caring Role

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The Caring Role

elderly lady with her carer

Caring for someone is often rewarding, but can be very tiring and stressful

Caring for someone, whether they are elderly, frail, have a life long illness or maybe a physical or learning disability can be very rewarding. It can also be very tiring and stressful and have an impact on your own health.

You could be a relative who has become a carer either suddenly, or over a period of time. You may well run around pretty much all day; shop, clean, cook and help with personal hygiene. You may also look after their finances and other family issues.

Lots of people do not realise that they are ‘carers’ they just do the right thing for the people they love and don’t expect any help. By providing information, emotional and practical support, we hope to bring our services to these people, easing the stress they find themselves under and helping them to be better equipped for their caring role. We understand that carers often experience a sense of isolation, stress, guilt and anger and that caring can also be very tiring, stressful and leave you battling with your emotions. The caring role can also deepen relationships and understanding and can be very rewarding for some people.

Forms

KEM Card

The KCEC enables immediate access to pre-arranged planned care, giving the carer peace of mind in an emergency

Training Courses for Carers

Caring with confidence Caring with Confidence is a new, free course especially designed for carers. It is run over seven weeks, one day a week, with every session lasting three hours including a half-hour break