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Where Carers Can Find Financial Support

Looking after the day to day costs and trying to save as a carer can be difficult, especially for unpaid carers or for those working voluntary as carers. On Top of providing your own support for those who you care for, you find that you are in need of some extra support, even financially, and knowing what is available to you is important. If it’s there, why not take advantage of it? Can I Get A Carers…

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Being A Young Carer And How To Cope

Taking on such responsibility when being can be difficult to adjust to and can often be overwhelming. For many it is all they know and it’s part of the normal day-to-day, but there are those who have to cope with being a young carer out of the blue when issues arise. Whether caring for a family member or a friend, both come with equal responsibilities and with the same feeling of doubt as to whether it’s enough.…

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Finding The Right Care

When looking at the care options available to you, it can feel a little overwhelming trying to ensure which offers the best quality care and the truth is, it depends on the needs of the person requiring care. Reasons why you may now be looking for care can include something as simple as being less able to cope at home, or more serious health issues or even care triggered by hospitalisation. Permanent vs Temporary Care This reverts…

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How Carers Can Make The Most Of A Short Break

A short break for carers can provide that respite which is needed to refresh and re-calibrate, ready to continue doing the amazing job that all carers do. Often it can be difficult to find even a day to get away, let alone somewhere long distance or for long periods of time. Respite care gives carers the opportunity to take a break from caring, whilst the person they care for is looked after by somebody else. It also…

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Make a Christmas Wish

Our nearest star is 4.24 light years away. When we make a wish, we’re wishing on that impossible distance. This Christmas we’re bringing the stars a little bit closer. We are inviting our members to Make A Christmas Wish  The universe is calling all Carers, NHS and Health Care Workers everywhere to help us defy the laws of physics. It isn’t often that we get to reach beyond our blue office chairs and into that magic expanse of…

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Funded breaks for Carers, Respite and Regular Sleep

We’ve hunted down funded breaks for carers, respite and regular sleep. The search for this information came after we asked our Carers on Facebook: [bctt tweet=”If you could change one thing about being a carer what would it be?” username=”discountsforcarers”] We’ve been reading your answers and doing our best to help find the information that will be most useful to your concerns. This week we’ll be looking at extra sources of money for carers in the form…

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How to Cope with the Pressure of Caring for a Loved One?

How to cope with the pressure of caring for a loved one? Caring for a friend or family member, someone you love dearly and would do anything for, who has a terminal or chronic condition, is a selfless, rewarding job, but it can also be incredibly stressful. It’s exhausting. It will put a strain on you and your relationships. It will change you, sometimes for the better, and sometimes for the worse. Never has there been such…

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