Becoming a carer affects all of us in different ways. Whether we felt we had a choice about it or were thrown into it because of circumstances, there is no doubt that caring can be difficult at times.
You may love the person you care for but the daily responsibility of attending to their needs may mean that your own needs are often neglected. Although it can be rewarding caring can also feel frustrating and stressful.
VOCAL aims to support carers to improve their own health and wellbeing through:
- Individual support
- Stress management courses
- Peer support
- Taking a break from caring