Caring for Carers – New Resource Launched for Ireland’s former Family Carers
A new resource was launched to support people whose caring has ended – as they enter a new phase in their lives. When caring ends many family carers experience a range of emotions – grief, exhaustion, isolation – a real void in their lives can emerge. The booklet is available free of charge to former Family Carers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. It is also available to download at www.carealliance.ie
The booklet outlines options for returning to paid work, volunteering, further education – as well as online supports and counselling services.
Family Carers are usually immediate relatives who provide very high levels of care, at home, for children and adults with severe disabilities, frail older people and people who are terminally ill.
There are at least 62,000 people in Ireland whose Family Caring ends annually. Family Caring ends generally following the death of a loved one or admission into long term care.
The booklet has been plain englished and awarded the Plan English Mark by NALA.