Support after caring

Help for you with your life after caring

When your caring role comes to an end it can be a difficult time. Our support for you as an unpaid carer continues after your caring role has finished, or if it has significantly changed.

You can see information below and also can continue to receive both Caring magazine and our inside news email newsletter to see more about the ongoing support and ways you can stay connected with us and other carers.

After bereavement

If your caring role has ended due to losing a loved one this is a painful and upsetting time for you and your family. We are here to support you as you come to terms with the changes this brings and look at continuing your life after your caring role.

Whether or not you had support from Caring Together in your caring role – we can now support you during your bereavement. Changes to your life and routine may be difficult to manage. Bereavement can be a lonely and isolating time, it also affects people around you. It is important that you receive help and support.

  • You can continue to be a part of our hubs, with invitations to social events.
  • One-to-one support is available to you including signposting to other support and opportunities.
  • Volunteering can be a good way to continue to feel connected to people and have a sense of purpose. Volunteering is a good way to reduce isolation and to either continue your connections with your community, or to build new ones. Your knowledge and experiences from your caring role are valuable, and hugely important.
    • If you want to take some time before volunteering – this is completely understandable. We can talk to you about volunteering when it is right for you, and you  can have a chat with us without making any commitment about whether this would be right for you or not.
    • You can volunteer in ways that work for you. You may want to help at hubs, with fundraising or in other ways. You can see some of the volunteer roles we have available here.
  • You may like to set up an online tribute page either now or in the future. A tribute page is your special online space to remember a loved one along with family and friends. See more information about creating your tribute page.

To talk through any of this, or if you would like to know about other support, you can call us on 0345 241 0954 or email us at [email protected]

Other changes to your caring role

There are other reasons that a caring role can end, or change significantly. All of these situations can take adjustment, and affect you in very personal ways.

It could be due to the person you care for moving to residential care, or moving to live with or closer to another family member. For young adult carers it may be due to a move away from home. For some people it may be the person they have cared for has recovered, and is no longer in need of the same support.

We are here to give advice and support after your caring role has ended, or as you plan for it to end. Do get in touch to talk through your situation and what can be useful to you.