New to all this

Tell us a bit about yourself here.
Hey all,

I am new to all this.

I am caring for my 90 year old dad and working full time in a care home.

What support etc can I get from here?
Lots! Would you like to tell us how dad is managing, what sort of things he struggles with? Is it mainly physical, or mental things? Has he had a recent Needs Assessment from Social Services, and you, a Carers Assessment? Does he claim Attendance Allowance?
Terry_17101 wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:52 pm
Hey all,

I am new to all this.

I am caring for my 90 year old dad and working full time in a care home.

What support etc can I get from here?
Hello Terry and welcome to the forum.

The Carers UK Forum is made up of those who are caring for family/friends and those who have cared for family/friends in the past - we can offer you a shoulder to cry on or share a laugh with you; we can offer advice and share our experiences of the caring world - all in cyber space ! We're also very good at listening should you feel the need to have a rant :)

Carers UK also has an excellent Adviceline should you need advice/information regarding benefits and any aspect of caring - their details can be found on the main website or here : https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... bers-24228

So any questions you may have, just ask away - it's likely that one or more of us will have an answer.