Seeking support

If you are juggling work and care there are various ways you can get help. There are things you can do to cope with the pressures of work and care. As a working carer you are likely to need a range of support both in and out of the workplace, and often different levels of support at different times.

There are some things to consider when deciding whether to tell people at work about your caring responsibilities. You are under no obligation to do so but you may find that it is easier if you do tell certain people at work who you can trust. 

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If you want to continue working and looking after someone, at some point you need to arrange alternative care for the times you are not there. Remember, making alternative care arrangements so that you can work can create conflict within families and/or cause feelings of guilt.

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Carers UK is the national membership charity for unpaid carers. Every day, about 6,000 people become carers, looking after family or friends who are older, disabled or seriously ill.

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