How can we do this?
Professionals and businesses can support carers in their own settings. To begin with, it is important to recognise the carers in your own setting. Watching our videos with carers can help you to identify the carers around you and the challenges that they face.
In a health setting, you may help carers by managing their expectations and listening to them as experts in the care of your patient. In education, you could create a dedicated young carers lead and organise regular young carer groups. The challenge of work and caring is huge leading to some carers finding it difficult to continue working. Businesses can really help by becoming aware of the issues and responding with creating carer friendly work practices such as flexible working and emergency leave.