Do you care?
There is no age limit, racial partiality or gender bias involved in caring. Illness does not discriminate.
Carers can be created in the blink of an eye or over a lengthy period of time. You can plan carefully for the role or it can arrive suddenly out of the blue. It can strengthen relationship and it can stretch them to breaking point. But however it happens, whenever it happens and whoever it happens to… we are here to help. While no two carers’ roles are the same, there are a few categories that carers can fall into, which helps us initially tailor our support.
Caring in later life
If you are over 18 and caring for an adult who is ill, disabled, elderly frail, has a learning disability, mental health issue or substance misuse problems – you are an adult carer.
The support you offer may be emotional or include cooking, helping with medication, shopping or attending appointments with the person you care for. It doesn’t matter if the person lives with you, on their own or in residential care, you fulfil a caring role.