Looking after yourself is important for your overall wellbeing. There are many organisations who can offer you support when you are caring for someone else. Below we have listed some places and people who could offer you extra support.
Click the button below to go to National Mind’s Page “How to Cope When Supporting Someone Else.”
Support at work
If you are finding it hard to balance paid employment with looking after someone else, you have a right to ask your employer about flexible working arrangements. NHS Carers Direct has information about your rights at work.
Technology is being developed to make it easier to look after someone else
You may be entitled to support to help you have a break. If you have a carer’s assessment it should include information about respite care.
- NHS Carers Direct has a database of local support services.
Social Care Support
Social services may be able to provide support for you and the person you are looking after.
For more information about carers assessments, Minds legal page on (adult) carers social care rights.