Whether you are a registered carer for a parent or grandparent or if you are offering regular care and support for a family member, neighbour or friend we understand you can feel unheard and unsupported. Caring for someone can have a range of costs to the carer. This can be financial but often extends to loss of time whilst affecting the carer’s own mental well-being. We know how stressful and physically draining such care can be, especially to those who are new to the situation or untrained.
This is why the team here at We Care Together is proud to support National Carers Rights day on the 24th of November.
There are 3 core objectives for this special day, and we want to get as many people and organisations involved as possible. The day aims to:
- ensure carers are aware of their rights
- let carers know where to get help and support
- raise awareness of the needs of carers.
We Care Together is an independent care agency, but we want to actively support carers who are not providing care as a career. These could be children looking after an elderly mother or the kind neighbour who helps their aging neighbour. If you are providing any form of care, this day is for you.
CarersUK is a registered charity that aims to help people that find themselves providing unpaid care in the UK. The website offers an excellent guide for unpaid carers which you can download here (https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/get-resources/looking-after-someone). The guide offers important information and advice on a wide range of topics. It covers the financial help that is available, some useful, practical tips plus a section on technology that can help the carer and the care receiver.
It is also important to remember that you are not alone and this is a core message of National Carers Rights day. There are many options available to you, call us for a chat and let us explain some of the options available to you that you may not have considered.
Remember, you are not alone in your journey as a carer. We Care Together is here to support you, not just on National Carers Rights Day, but every day. We believe in the power of strong relationships and personalised care. We understand that families can’t always be there, and that’s where we step in – providing a compassionate ear and a helping hand whenever needed.
We encourage you to reach out to CarersUK, a registered charity that offers an excellent guide for unpaid carers. It provides important information and advice on a wide range of topics, including financial help, practical tips, and technology that can assist both the carer and the care receiver. You can download the guide here.
If you have any questions or need further support, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you navigate through the challenges and ensure you’re aware of all the options available to you. Together, we can make a difference for all carers.