Are you a Carer or Do you Care for someone?
Carers are defined as: “…any person, adult or child, who provides unpaid support to a partner relative or friend who could not manage to live independently or whose health or well-being would deteriorate without this help. This could be due to frailty, disability or serious health condition, mental ill health or substance abuse.”
A carer is different to someone who is paid to provide care professionally or via a voluntary organisation because they have an emotional connection with the person they care for and are not paid for their time. This connection can make caring more rewarding, yet more difficult at the same time.
Have you told your doctor that you are a carer?
Your GP (General Practitioner) and primary care team can provide you with support, advice and information including assistance from Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Continence Advisors and Dietitians.
Understanding your role as a carer is important so that you can get the right help and support.
For more information please visit the following websites:
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For More information please go the website provided: https://www.careplace.org.uk/NewsItems/Details/205