Carers Direct is a free national service.Offering information, advice and support for people like you who care for someone else.
- Guide to caring
- Financial and legal advice
- Advice for young carers
- Work and study information
- Find local support groups and services
- Advice on keeping healthy
- Carers blog and forum
If you care for a relative or loved one it's important to take
care of yourself,
and to have support.
http://www.crossroads.org.uk/ Anne Roberts of the charity
Crossroads explains the help that's available.
Julie became a full-time carer when her husband and her mum were
both diagnosed with Parkinsons disease. She describes
how this affects her own health and her social life, and where she found help
http://www.youngcarers.net/Two young carers talk about the reality of going to school
and caring for their parents, and the support they've
had from the Young Carers projects
Becoming a full-time carer can be particularly difficult
for men as it has traditionally been seen as a woman's role.
Two men talk about their own experiences as carers.
Mohammed is 18 and looks after his ill mother and younger siblings.
He talks about the support and help available,
including benefit advisers, respite care and support groups.
Call free on o808 802 02 02*
or go to http://www.nhs.uk/Carersdirect/Pages/CarersDirectHome.aspx