COURSE TWO: How does caring affect your life?

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The role of caring can have a big impact on a carer’s life and affect them in a number of different ways. These impacts cannot be underestimated. They can affect both the person in the caring role and their families and can have a significant effect on financial, emotional and physical wellbeing.

Lessons

COURSE TWO: Lesson 1: The physical impacts of caring

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

The impacts of caring for carers and their families cannot be underestimated. Caring can have a significant effect on the financial, emotional and physical wellbeing of carers and their families.

COURSE TWO: Lesson 2: The social impacts of caring

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

Changes to a carer’s social life as a result of their caring role can also have a big impact on their social well being. Many unpaid carers face social isolation due to their caring roles. They often experience loneliness and a reduction in their social activities.