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Help for carers

Help for carers

One of the hospital staff should be responsible for giving your carer information and advice so they can provide you with practical support once you get home. This might include advice on ways to help you carry out everyday tasks, like washing, as independently as possible.

Your carer should be offered training. This may happen while you are still in hospital but it might be more useful in your home. Their training and support needs should also be regularly reviewed (at least every 6 months).

Questions your carer might want to ask

  • What kind of practical support can I provide?

  • What kind of support and training am I entitled to?

  • Will this training take place in hospital or at home?

  • Are there any organisations that can provide me with support?

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