“I found the 'carer' label very useful when my daughter became increasingly ill. One day a relative said "no wonder you're finding it hard to keep working, keep a home, keep yourself together - you've become her carer.
That was my light bulb moment, as I was able to see how life had slid. One day of sickness, one lost bodily function after another into a blinding mess, and how we'd morphed from Mum and daughter, to struggling mother and full time carer for an increasingly dependent child.”
It became clear to this carer that she needed expert advice and support to make the adjustments that both her and her daughter needed.
With the proper support, this mother has seen her severely disabled daughter achieve adult independence and a rewarding life of own.
“Family caring is born of love. It is never just a transaction, but it is damn hard!”
Carers always benefit from some level of support. Their role requires energy, determination, persistence, resilience and confidence and we can help with all that.
Our support goes some way to reflect the £132 billion it is estimated carers in the UK save the British economy every year.
Worcestershire Association of Carers is passionate about supporting, empowering and building on the skills and experience of thousands of family carers. Our work is described as a lifeline.
Discover some of the great training programmes that we offer. We have created courses that will help to build your confidence in caring.
Some of our training courses are:
-Caring with Confidence-MoodMaster-Legal and Financial Workshops-Mental Health First Aid-Falls, Fractures and Frailty Workshop
To learn more about any of our programmes, please click on the pages below.
We offer sessions for carers on aspects of Legal and Financial advice from expert advisers.
The free group sessions are delivered all over Worcestershire and available to anyone in a caring role.