Hi, i’m Sally. I care for my 86 year old dad and i’m here for support and hopefully to be able to give support.

Hi Sally, welcome to the forum.

HI Sally,

welcome to the forum. Great that you are here to both give and seek support.

I care for S he has autism and a related learning disability.

Do you live separately to your Dad?


Hello Sally

Welcome to our forum, I’m not sure if you are aware but we are currently running a series of online weekly meet ups for carers to get together and chat informally. People say they’ve found it really helpful and supportive and it’s nice to be able to take a little bit of time for yourself. There’s no pressure to share any more than you’re comfortable with. Join up details are here:

We are also now running a weekly Share and Learn sessions, where we run a series of fun and relaxed online sessions where visiting speakers who share tips and skills on a range of topics - please have a look at the link and see if one grabs your attention.

You can also find some really helpful links to other support information that you might find useful, they can be found on https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support-and-advice/new-to-the-forum/useful-links-to-information-to-support-you-with-your-caring-37572

Do join if you’d like to, we’ve had a lot of new carers join the sessions recently and it’s a great way to meet other carers.
It would be great to see you at one of them Sally
with best wishes