Looking after someone
If you are one of the 32,000 people in Coventry looking after a friend or family member who cannot manage without support, you are a carer. As a carer you may support someone emotionally, with personal care or household tasks, to get out and about, attend medical appointments, take medication or manage their finances.
Being a carer can be a demanding role and you may find that you need additional information, advice or support at some point. The information below gives guidance that may help you in your caring role, and information about how you can access further advice and support if needed. There are organisations that can provide information and advice to you, or support groups you may wish to attend. You can see all of these by clicking on the 'view all services' button on the left of this page.
Looking after yourself as a carerAs a carer, it is really important to make sure that you take care of yourself, both physically and emotionally. Sometimes carers can be preoccupied with the health and wellbeing of the person they care for and their own needs take a back seat. There…More…
Planning for difficulties and emergenciesIt is advisable to make arrangements should the situation arise that you are unable to fulfil your caring role. This may be because you are ill or go into hospital, or you may need additional support if the needs of the person you care for…More…
EmploymentWorking carers Millions of people in the UK combine work with caring responsibilities so it is important that working carers know about their rights at work, and seek support where necessary. Many employers will have policies and guidance in place to support carers and help…More…