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Guilt - Page 2 - Carers UK Forum

Guilt

Share your ideas about the practical side of caring.
Julia,

the care home should write a list of everything he brings with him for respite - I suggest you write this list for them and get them to sign receipt of the laptop.

As Denis says, I hope he enjoys his stay and this becomes something that you both benefit from at regular intervals.

Melly1
Dear Julia_2104
Im sure that the other carers on the Forum will be able to offer you advice and support on how to cope with your dad being in respite for a short while and that you will be able to cope with the guilt you feel. Sometimes it is best for everybody concerned that they have a break from each other and it is only for a short time. Im sure the other carers will be able to give you the advice you need.
Welcome to the Forum. You are not alone and I am sure like i mentioned before there are many on here who will understand exactly how you feel and offer support. Caring can be very lonely and the pandemic has made caring responsibilities challenging as many carers have been socially restricted and unable to attend social groups etc that is if you had the time to go to social groups.
With Carers UK we are running online weekly meet ups for carers like you and you might feel them beneficial to go on. To be able to find the information on how to register at Care For A Cuppa:-https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... ne-meetups. Then there is another online weekly meet up which is:- Share and Learn:-https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... e-sessions.
We have a telephone number you can ring which is 0808 808 7777 and this is open Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm and you can give them a call when you need help. We have an email address which is (advice@carersuk.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.
I hope you find this helpful and beneficial to you and you get the support and help you need.
Best Wishes
Kristie
Julia, how was the respite?