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Care UK’s guide to help family carers

May 25 2017

Our talented colleagues in Residential Care recently launched a guide called A helping hand, an easy-to-follow guide packed with practical and emotional advice and support from our own care colleagues.

Impressed with the informative guide, we wanted to help spread the word of its existence, and present it to our Health Care patients and carers.

The guide provides information on the rights of carers and the help they are entitled to, as well as offering ways for them to continue delivering great care for their loved one while keeping themselves happy and healthy. Carers are also offered information on what to consider and how to proceed should they wish to explore respite or permanent residential care for their loved one.

Popular television presenter, Ruth Langsford, welcomed the Residential Care guide and helped with its launch through a radio campaign as well in national and regional media. She said: “My mum looked after my dad for ten years as his primary carer before we sought help, and a guide such as A helping hand, would have provided some help and comfort for us at a difficult time.”

A helping hand is the latest in a series of advice guides for family carers from Care UK. For information on other available guides, visit the Care UK website.