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  1. Physical Health

    Providing care and support may affect your physical health in a number of ways. Practical advice on improving your posture and keeping active may help with your wellbeing. Advice on treatments may also assist too. Please see the Carers UK website for further information on…
  2. Bereavement Services

    If you have been caring for a person that has died, the loss can seem even greater. How you cope with the death of the person you cared for is a very personal thing. There is no right or wrong way to feel following a…
  3. Counselling

    Counselling can help make sense of your new or ongoing life as a carer, whether in specific areas such as dealing with bereavement or separation from a loved one, or with the more general feelings of stress, anxiety and depression you experience in your caring…
  4. Social Isolation Advice

    Whether you're feeling lonely all the time or it's a feeling that comes and goes, it's important to take steps to spend time with people again. Carers can access support to help them to have an enjoyable life of their own outside of their caring…
  5. Connect with Other Carers

    When you’re caring, it is good to talk to people who do what you do. Carer volunteers and support groups can put you in touch with people who understand what you’re going through. Please see the Carers UK website for further information on Connecting With Other…
  6. Support in Your Area

    There are local carers' groups across the UK that provide services for carers and host social events and activities. Find out what groups there are near you, and get in touch to find out what services they offer. Please search for services for information and support in…
  7. Support at Work

    You might find that by opening up about your caring responsibilities, your colleagues or manager might be able to help you to cope. From flexible working to time-off in emergencies, there are a range of ways your employer may be able to help. Please see…
  8. Stroke

    A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential. The sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.…
  9. Losing your hearing?

    Hearing loss is more common than you may think. In the UK, around one person in six is deaf or hard of hearing. There are several ways to tell that your hearing is going. The most common cause of hearing loss is ageing. Nearly 42% of those…
  10. Social Care & Short Breaks

    Manchester City Council provides a range of Short Break services for disabled children and young people with Special Educational Needs, rare disorders and chronic medical conditions age 0 - 17 years inclusive. What is a short break? A short break can range from an activity which…
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