As a carer it can be extremely difficult accepting help from family, friends or organisations. By accepting help you may feel like you are failing in some way but that isn’t the case. The first step is always the hardest but once that step is taken things can become a lot easier.
The most important thing to remember is that it’s harder to care for someone unless you are caring for yourself, so try not do everything on your own and consider accepting help when it’s offered.
As a Carers Centre we are here to give you help and advice in your role as a carer. That could be helping you to find and access a service for your cared for. It might include helping to source equipment needed to carry out your caring role or to signpost you to another specialist service. We can support and try to help with anything that makes your role easier. We have support workers here who are available to just listen, confidentially, if you would like to speak to somebody away from your situation.
On the pages in this section you will find information and advice about looking after yourself and your health and benefits and legislation. If there is something else you need to find out don’t ever hesitate to call us.