Our Covid-19 advice

Covid-19 has put carers under enormous pressure already, often alone and with very little support. Our carers community is here to support you during this time of isolation, click find out more to read our advice.

Covid-19

The way forward

As we know  carers are under enormous pressure already, often alone and with very little support. Covid means this is likely to remain so for some time to come but there are ways to make things a little less isolating. The internet has been a godsend in the last few months as people have been able to take part in family meetings, virtual quiz nights, yoga, learning a skill, having volunteers help with shopping and probably most importantly having a chat with someone.

Try to join the online community, it may just be a few words or hours that you could spend on your phone, laptop or pc from anywhere you are caring from.

 

Present Situation Summary

It appears the infection rate is dropping and that is good news, we know this could bounce back and lockdown could be reintroduced. Therefore it’s really important to try and prepare yourself in case.

Things to do can be as simple as stocking up on essential food, attending local carer support groups as a lot of people in your situation will realise they need help in the future and now’s the time to network.

People are coming together even more now to support those in isolation, for most carers, they have experienced this before and for long periods, even years, acting alone without support. Reach out to your neighbours or other carers who can provide a shoulder to lean on. It might just be a conversation, a virtual tea break or hopefully a caring break while someone else takes on that huge load that you have every day.

 

Stay Well with good nutrition and diet

Often you don’t have time or the energy to eat, so when you do there are quick and simple foods to prepare such as from Jamie Oliver’s 15 mins recipes:

https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/category/books/jamies-15-minute-meals/

 

Helpful Organisations

Samaritans – https://www.samaritans.org/

Anxiety UK – https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

Mind – https://www.mind.org.uk/

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