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It’s Carers Week! A time to celebrate carers, but also recognise the potential impact of being a carer, and ensure they’re aware of and able to access support available to them. Caring for someone with cancer can be emotionally and physically exhausting – it’s important for carers to take time to look after themselves, and get support if it’s needed.
To recognise the above, I thought I’d…
Carers Rights Day is organised by Carers UK. It is a chance for hundreds of organisations to come together and help carers find what support is available to them in their local area. It also helps to raise awareness of the needs of carers and the daily challenges that they face.
What is a carer?
Every day, almost 6000 people become carers. Sometimes it’s planned but sometimes it’s unexpected. Saying exactly what a carer…
Today is the start of Carers Week. In this blog, our editor Emma talks the different types of support available to you if you are looking after someone with cancer.
Living with cancer is not easy. But caring for someone with cancer can be a big challenge too – both practically and emotionally.
If you give unpaid support to someone who could not manage without your help, you may be a carer. This could be your family…
If you’re looking after someone whose cancer can’t be cured, you may be dealing with a range of emotions. You might feel confused, angry, guilty, anxious, or overwhelmed. You may feel like you should always be ‘positive’ for the person you are looking after, and therefore push your own emotions to one side. But your feelings and emotions are important too! This blog contains useful information and practical advice that…
Whatever cancer throws your way, we’re right there with you.
We’re here to provide physical, financial and emotional support.
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