Are you a family carer?

You may not identify yourself as a carer but if you support an ageing relative with daily living tasks that may be you. Caring for a relative can feel like the most natural thing in the world to take on, or something that has just evolved as your loved one has needed more support. While no two people’s caring roles are the same, it is often an emotional, stressful and exhausting experience.

Sometimes a caring role can be thrust upon you in a time of crisis, or begin with just checking in on your way home from work. However it begins, it is common for regular carers to reach a point of needing support to enable them to continue caring and there may come a time when they can no longer carry out the role.