Caring for the caregivers
Being a carer for loved one is hard work and not always easy. Taking care of yourself is one of the most important, and often one of the most forgotten, things you can do.
When your needs are taken care of, the person you care for will benefit too. This is why we offer caregivers and relatives the chance to take some time out, on either a regular basis or just every now and again.
Examples of how this support is provided include:
- Helping in the home, whilst the family is out
- Supporting a new or inexperienced family carer
- Giving the carer the opportunity to take a short break
Me and my wife and Mum have been given a new lease of life because she enjoys chatting to the carers and seeing people outside of the family.From the Care Quality Commission report on Oxford House Community Care published March 2019