Family Carers in England
The life chances of many of the 5.4 million people in the UK who care, unpaid, for a disabled, older or ill family member or friend, are being damaged by inadequate support from local services, according to new research for carers week launched on 6th June 2016.
What’s more, when carers face a lack of understanding about their caring role from the overall community, the negative impact on their health, wellbeing, relationships and finances is exacerbated.
Carers UK’s State of Caring 2016 report shows that, one year on from the implementation of the Care Act 2014, which was designed to improve support for carers, carers in England are still struggling to get the support they need to care well, maintain their own health, balance work and care, and have a life of their own outside of caring.
How Can Eden Care Help?
We understand the needs of family carers and their wish to undertake care for unwell relatives and/or friends for the majority of the time. Eden Care know how to provide the support they need to help them continue effectively in their caring role. It is absolutely crucial, to continue your effectiveness as a family carer that you build in time for yourself, whether that is for a few hours break, a few days or a week or two for a well-deserved holiday.
Our respite service is flexible and designed to meet your particular needs. It can be in the in your family home or on a supported holiday/break away from home, aimed at offering you, the main carer a much needed break.