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Another new member, but not a new carer - Carers UK Forum

Another new member, but not a new carer

Tell us a bit about yourself here.
Hi, I'm new to this forum and a carer for both my husband and my daughter, and juggling this along with working.
Things keep getting harder, but I am very quickly realising that I need to seek and accept help as well as making time for myself
Hi Kathrynha ... welcome to an extremely quiet , bug ridden , forum as I type.

Three links for you of immediate value :

HOME CARE SERVICES ... what's available out there , and who provides them :

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... site-37984

NEEDS and CARER ASSESSMENTS ... available through your LA :

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-ad ... ssessment/

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... assessment


Actual caring ... health of carees ... housing ... juggling work with caring ... benefits ... any problems ?

Others will be along , donning mosquito nets to avoid the bugs , to extend their welcomes , and add their insights.
Welcome to the forum.

Could you give us a bit more info about husband and daughter, age, disability, help required, benefits received, and we can probably give a few ideas to make life easier so that you are less stressed and have some "me" time.
Welcome to the forum. Sounds like a lot to juggle. I care for my elderly Mum and have 2 smallish (getting bigger!) children and work. I feel like I am constantly about to drop all of my spinning plates! But things are better than they were a couple of years go when everything felt like it was smashing down around my ears!

When not caring I like walking the dog, reading and sleeping!
Hello and welcome!

Please tell us more about your cared for person? What is the nature of his impairment, is it a physical or cognitive one?