Dear Deborah _2106
Hi I hope you are ok and I would like to wish you a welcome to the Carers UK Forum. Like Melly said that the carers on the Forum will be able to provide you with support and help you need. You will find the answers from them. You can also read previous posts on the Forum to see if any match your needs. I hope you will find the Forum helpful and beneficial to you.
You are not alone as a carer which I am sure that many on the Forum will understand exactly how you feel and offer you support like I mentioned to you before. We know caring can be very lonely and that the pandemic has made caring responsibilities more challenging and many carers have been socially restricted and unable to attend social groups etc. I know this is not officially what help you are looking for but I thought it might be worth mentioning in case you need social support for your caring role.
Carers UK are running two online weekly meet ups for you to socialize with and you can find the information on how to register at Care For A Cuppa:-https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... ne-meetups
. Then there is Share and Learn:-https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... e-sessions
Now here is the bit which might be of a more interest for you. Carers UK have a telephone number you can phone up about your caring role and they might be able to help you with finding answers to the problems you have mentioned on the Forum. The telephone number is: 0808 808 7777 and the number is open Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm. You can give them a ring and see if they can help you. The email address if you prefer to contact them via email is (firstname.lastname@example.org
They provide information and guidance to unpaid carers. This covers:-
-Benefits And Financial Support
-Your Rights As A Carer In The Workplace
-Carers Assessments And How To Get Support In Your Caring Role
-Services Available To Carers And The People You Care For
-How To Complain Effectively And Challenge Decisions.
They should be able to help you with your problems that you have mentioned before.