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