Support for carers
It’s important that individuals who are caring for another person can access suitable support for themselves because the caring role can be challenging and it may feel like it takes over other aspects of life.
There are many types of support available for carers, a good first point of contact is a GP. They will be able to signpost to the available local services and may assist in developing action plans so that appropriate and sufficient support is given to the carer and the person being cared for.
The types of support offered may include; carer support groups, providing opportunities for the carer to have a break or respite, additional care within the home by professional community carers, home adaptations to assist the carer in supporting the person and financial support.
For more information about caring for people with mental health needs see our section ‘carers’.
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