Tag: support services

Carers guide to handling hospitals - information, support & top tips

26 February 19
Carers guide to handling hospitals - information, support & top tips

If the person you care for needs to go to hospital, it can be a worrying and stressful time for you both. We’ve put together some tips and advice about all aspects of hospital treatment - from finding a parking space to dealing with hospital stays due to mental ill health. Is hospital the right place to get treatment? In cases of injuries or illness, it can be difficult to figure out whether…

For carers, by carers: 10 savvy suggestions for those new to caring

24 January 19
For carers, by carers: 10 savvy suggestions for those new to caring

We’ve collected together 10 pieces of advice and information aimed at new carers who look after an adult in Derbyshire.  Many of these tips have come straight from other carers, while others have come from health and social care professionals who work with unpaid carers every day.    If you’ve just become an carer (or recently realised you’re classed as an unpaid/family…

Carers Rights Day - so what rights do carers have?

19 November 18
Carers Rights Day - so what rights do carers have?

Friday 30 November 2018 is Carers Rights Day Carers Rights Day is a national campaign that brings organisations and experienced carers together to help other carers in their local area to understand their rights and find out how to get the support they are entitled to. There an estimated 118,000 unpaid carers in Derbyshire and Derby City. Many of these don’t identify as ‘carers’…

Do you look after someone with mental ill health?

31 May 18
Do you look after someone with mental ill health?

Over 1.5 million carers in the UK support someone with mental ill health and many of these carers are coping over long periods with difficult, complex and stressful situations. Caring for someone with mental ill health can be an unpredictable experience as you may not know when a crisis could arise or how to deal with it when it does. It can be especially difficult to cope with behaviour that is changeable…

Young Carers Awareness Day – are you or someone you know a Young Carer?

23 January 18
Young Carers Awareness Day – are you or someone you know a Young Carer?

January 25th is Young Carers Awareness Day. So who’s a Young Carer and where can they get help and support? A Young Carer is someone under 18 who provides care and support, usually for a relative. In some families children as young as 5 are known to help look after someone. Many young carers don’t realise that they’re a carer. They just see themselves as someone who helps out…

Carers journey - getting support at all stages of your caring life

18 October 17
Carers journey - getting support at all stages of your caring life

For many carers looking after someone can be a journey with different stages and experiences along the way.  Not all carers will experience the same stages. Some carers' journeys take different directions to others, some will stay in a particular stage for a long time, while another carer will find they pass that stage by altogether. However, there are some elements of the carers journey…

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