What is a Family Carer?

A family carer is an individual who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or loved one. This type of face to face care is for someone who is unable to care for themselves. People may need this care and support because of sickness, disability, getting older, or other health issues and difficulties.

The Role of the Family Carer

Carers in this role play an important part in the health and social care system and society. They contribute to the well-being and quality of life of their loved ones. This can involve providing physical, emotional, and sometimes financial assistance to their relatives or friends.

The role as a carer can include responsibilities like:

  • Personal Care
  • Medical Care
  • Emotional Support
  • Household Management
  • Advocacy
  • Financial Assistance

Caring for a family member can be rewarding, but it can also be physically and emotionally demanding. It’s important for family caregivers to prioritise their own well-being and seek support when needed. This support can come from other family members, friends, local support groups, or community resources.

People in this caring role can also receive financial support which can include income support. Your local council can provide further details on additional support you can get as a carer.

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Family caregivers need support and resources to help them manage the day to day challenges associated with providing care. Training for this type of care is essential to meet the needs of the individual that requires the care and support and the caregiver.

Grey Matter Learning offer training courses specifically designed for family carers. This provides the relevant information, assistance, and support to help navigate the challenges of caregiving and provide. Our courses provide an understanding and help recognise the important role of family carers. The training helps to create a supportive environment for both the caregiver and the person receiving care.

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