Being a carer can be very rewarding, but it is also hard work. You may face issues you may not have had to deal with before and it can be hard to adjust to having someone dependent on you for support.
Being a carer can mean major changes in your life as well as the life of the person you are caring for. You may need to make practical changes with adaptations and improvements to your home such as bath rails or making a home suitable for wheelchair access.
If you feel under pressure there are people who can help. Make sure you do not miss check ups and health appointments, if you are unwell you cannot be a carer. It is important that you make sure you are cared for too.
Contact Suffolk Family Carers 01473 835400 or visit www.suffolkfamilycarers.org
Being a carer can be a very rewarding role and enrich your relationship with your family member, but it can also be physically and emotionally demanding.
A new project delivered in partnership between Sue Ryder and Suffolk Family Carers aims to provide practical training and support to help you stay as well as possible, both mentally and physically. So you can continue to provide the care and support that your relative needs.
In east Suffolk, sessions are being held in Ipswich, Felixstowe and Stowmarket. In addition, a Suffolk Family Carers Link Worker is providing one to one support to carers on these topics. The aim is to lessen pressure on NHS services, as well as reduce the physical and emotional strain on carers.
For further details follow links below:
For healthcare professionals
For further information, including session dates, times and booking, contact Sue Ryder’s Community Services team:
call: 01473 295 200
The service is free and all meetings will take place at a time and in a venue which is convenient for the client. All the information shared in the service is dealt with in the strictest confidence.
The Moving Forward service can be contacted at ActivLives on 01473 345350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.