Carers Week takes place this week (11-17 June 2018). The aim during this week is to celebrate the UK’s seven million unpaid carers by raising awareness to keep them healthy and connected to their community.
Caring for someone can be a rewarding role. However, research carried out by eight national charities suggests that the physical and mental strains of caring for another person can affect the carer’s own health and wellbeing.
According to the research the most common stressors reported by unpaid carers are
- lack of sleep
- performing care tasks
- impact on their finances
72% of carers in the UK said that they had suffered mental ill health as a result of caring and 61% said that their physical health had worsened.
The full report can be viewed here
Rix & Kay’s Later Life Team
Rix and Kay’s Later Life team help families to plan for or deal with the challenges that might occur during Later Life. This includes advising clients who require care themselves, or families and friends who are caring for others.
Our team can assist with the preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney or, where capacity has become a concern, help you to apply to the Court of Protection. We understand the challenges of finding and funding the right care and can signpost you to companies and services who may be able to offer support, for example by providing respite care or help with daily tasks.
For those without friends and families able to help, we also provide a professional attorney or deputyship service where we help with the day-to-day management of your finances and affairs. This might include helping you plan for a move into a care setting, helping to find the right care package so that you can remain at home or helping you to find the right financial advice to pay for your care needs.
If you would like to speak to a member of our Later Life Team to find out how we might be able to help contact Amanda Attrell on 01273 766928 or email email@example.com