New here

I’m currently taking a year unpaid carers leave from work to look after my elderly parents.
Its much harder than I thought so I’ve come here for help. Look out for my (long) next post!!! :joy: :grimacing::cry:
Thanks all.

Hi Carla, welcome to the forum.

Try to think of yourself as their care ORGANISER not hands on provider, otherwise you will end up never going back to work!
They are probably entitled to quite a lot of support. If you could tell us a bit more about them, we may be able to make a few suggestions.

How old are they?
Do they own or rent their home?
Do you live with them full time, or have a home of your own?
Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Do you have Power of Attorney?

Hi, thank you and useful. I’ve just been reading through a few other posts and seen one or two I certainly have an affinity with. I’ve done quite a long post elsewhere asking for help :confused: in which I’ve written a lot of information including what you’ve asked…it will take some reading, sorry.

It’s OK, I found it.
Most of all remember you are their daughter, not domestic slave.

Hello Carla

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.

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.
with best wishes

Thank you for the replies. I saw the cuppa/chat post but I think it will probably be difficult for me to join. I’ll keep an eye and if the opportunity arises I’d love to join everyone. :blush:

I’m also new to here. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley: