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Taking care of yourself2018-10-08T14:56:37+00:00

Taking Care of Yourself

Carers have to sometimes make difficult decisions

There will be times when Carers are faced with difficult emotional decisions. Sometimes it’s been planned for, or the idea is at the back of your mind. You know what you want and expect.
Other times it’s completely unexpected and can leave Carers feeling out of control. You are left uncertain and maybe worried.
Planning can help. Thinking about decisions in advance can help Carers keep control so the emotional burden is easier because you know what you want to happen when it comes to the time.

FIND OUT ABOUT:
EMERGENCY PLANNING
 
ANTICIPATORY CARE PLANS

Managing how your caring role changes:

We know Carers may be looking after someone who’s recovering or whose condition is deteriorating over time.
Being a Carer and having a caring role inevitably involves adapting to changing circumstances.

Carers need to focus on the practical details such as the practical care, making decisions or the administration of care workers or the person they care for to move to a care home.  Carers also need to be able to stay attentive to the relationships with the person they are caring for, it’s not always easy to juggle both.

Managing your emotional wellbeing

It can often be difficult to adjust to the changes that being a Carer brings you and then there is the day to day that can bring about worries, fear, uncertainty, stress and having your voice heard.

Carers can access support through Carers Advocacy, counselling, bereavement services, support groups, Carers meetings, condition specific groups, campaign activities and lots of drop in cafes across South Lanarkshire.

  • COUNSELING SERVICES
  • ADVOCACY
  • SUPPORT GROUPS
  • DROP IN CAFES
  • CARERS MEETINGS

Carers Assessments

All Adult Carers (whether or not they provide regular and substantial care) will be entitled to request an Adult Carer’s support plan and all Young Carers, a Young Carers statement.

Both Carers and the person you care for can get as assessment from the local authority social services department or from your local Carers Centre.

This may result in help and support being provided to you as a Carer and/or to the person you are looking after.

ASK ABOUT GETTING AN “ADULT CARER SUPPORT PLAN” or a “YOUNG CARERS STATEMENT