Tag: top tips

Carers guide to employment – tips and advice about your rights and choices

30 July 18

Are you one of the 3 million carers in the UK who juggle their caring role with a paid job? Or maybe you're thinking of leaving work as your caring responsibilities increase? Or perhaps you are looking to get back into work now things are more settled? Whatever your employment situation, our blog looks at some of the things that you might want to think about. Continuing to work while…

Top tips for managing meal times, nutrition and hydration

29 June 18

Meal times can be challenging for carers but making sure both you and the person you care for are getting all the right nutrition is an important part of staying healthy and well. We have put together a guide for carers to make meal times easier including: Eating and drinking aids Help to lose weight Help to put on or maintain weight Fortifying food Meals on wheels services Recipes Hydration Eating…

Carers guide to getting out and about this spring and summer

27 April 18

Now the spring/summer weather is on its way (fingers crossed) you might be thinking of days out for you and the person you care for across Derbyshire. We understand that for carers a day out can take a lot of planning so we are here to help you with information about: Carers go free activities, tourist sites and cinemas Carers go free at football matches across Derbyshire Groups and events…

Being a carer at Christmas - top tips for the festive season

12 December 17

Many people enjoy putting their feet up and relaxing over Christmas. But for carers the challenges of looking after someone combined with the extra pressures of Christmas can mean they don't get the chance to have a break. Christmas is a time for family, festivities and fun, but when you’re a carer it can be a difficult time for many reasons.  What carers say about Christmas Lucy, aged…

Top tips for making your carer emergency plan

16 August 17

Have you thought about what would happen to the person you care for if you had a crisis to deal with? What if you became ill, broke your leg, suffered bereavement or even had an emergency appointment to go to? When emergencies happen our lives are often put on hold while we recover or get things sorted out. But if you’re a carer the person you look after will still need care and support even…