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Money Help

Carers UK

Carers' breaks: Dealing with feelings of guilt and anxiety

Carers' breaks: an introduction

Carers' breaks: What defines a break and why is taking one so important?

Tech solutions for carers

Carers talk about Mental Capacity Act

Getting a Carer's Assessment

Are you a carer for a neighbour, friend or relative? You may not realise, but you're entitled to a Carer's Assessment. Here, Hazel explains in 'Part of my Life', how getting a Carer's Assessment can benefit you in your caring role.

In this podcast, Laura talks about Carer's Assessments and how it can benefit you as a Carer

Donald's story - caring for somebody with dementia

Dementia: How my granddad is coping - BBC Stories

When Dominic Sivyer's granddad, Tom, was diagnosed with dementia and sectioned under the Mental Health Act, the family struggled to cope. Dominic filmed his family as they found a way to manage Tom's illness.


This series of films is for anyone who has recently been told they have dementia. This could be any type of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia or mixed dementia. It will also be useful to close friends and family of someone with dementia, as it contains information for anyone taking on a caring role.

Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance is money for people who spend at least 35 hours a week providing regular care to someone who has a disability

Lottie’s story.

This animation was made for Carers Trust and tells Lottie’s story as she looks back on her life. Lottie is 22 and has cared for her brother Harvey for 19 years. (I like this one, the graphics are well done and talks about some of the positives of being a young carer)

A day in the life of a young carer

This animation was produced by Vinspire with The Children’s Society and shows a day in the life of a young carer compared with a student without caring responsibilities.

Good things about being a young carer

An animation created by Fixers showing some of the good things about being a young carer There is another ‘day in the life of a young care video’ with some stats from the BBC which is also on YouTube What is a Young Carer from Action to Children:

NHS England- The flu jab for people with learning disabilities.

Carers get your flu jab

This YouTube video is about Rosie, a carer, and the reason she has the flu vaccination.

Caring safely at home: Staying healthy

Here you will find videos focusing on maintaining the health of the person you are looking after. 

Section covers:

  • Nutrition;
  • Preventing pressure ulcers;
  • Preventing falls;
  • Preventing infections

Caring safely at home: Dementia

This section covers:

  • coping with unusual behaviour
  • challenging behaviour
  • active listening
  • creating the right environment

Caring safely at home: Everyday support

This section covers:

  • Constipation
  • Mouth care
  • Mental health first aid
  • Patient transport service
  • Compression stockings
  • Looking after a catheter

Caring safely at home:If you have a concern

This section covers:

  • About 111 and 999
  • What is delirium (sudden confusion)?
  • What is a stroke?

Caring safely at home: Planning for an emergency

This section covers:

  • Choking
  • Airway, breathing and circulation (ABC)
  • Performing CPR
  • What is critical care?

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