When you look after someone who needs a lot of care and support, sometimes you may need help too.
Caring for someone can take its toll on your own mental and physical health. If possible, try to take time out from caring to do things for yourself.
There are local support groups available which can be accessed through our social care directory.
For information, advice and support you can contact Hillingdon Carers.
You can also see the 'Time to think about you' campaign on the Carer's Trust website or see local information on our respite for carers page.
You are able to apply for free PPE if you provide unpaid personal care. Find out more on our support for vulnerable residents page
The type of training you will need will depend on the needs and condition of the person you care for.
If you are a new carer, ask your GP or practice nurse if there is any health training available that could help you, as well as the social care support that may be suitable.
There are a number of social care training courses available through the voluntary sector which include:
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