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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, mental health condition, 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 and wellbeing.

You could be a relative who has become a carer either suddenly, or over a period of time. You may run around pretty much all day; shop, clean, cook and help with personal care. 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. We understand that carers often experience a sense of isolation, stress, guilt and anger and that caring can also be very emotionally draining.

By providing information, emotional and practical support, we aim to ease the stress carers find themselves under, and help them to be better equipped for their caring role.