Yes, You Too Are a Carer
Do you jump to thoughts of a person in a carer’s uniform, working in a care home or for a care agency?
Do you think about people who are employed by the health and social care sector?
Hopefully, the increased dialogue around the concept of caring throughout the pandemic may have helped you recognise that carers are very often those who are ‘hidden’ and informal.
This Carers Week, we want to do our bit to remind you that if you’re playing a part in someone’s eating disorder recovery journey, then you may well be considered to be a carer.
If you’re a parent, partner, sibling or child, and the activities or emotional support you provide on a daily basis are important in aiding someone to becoming well, then you are certainly a carer.
We’d invite you this week to investigate your position further with Carers UK, or with a Carer charity which operates in your region (big cheer from us to the exceptional Suffolk Family Carers, which operates in our county of origins).
May we also take this timely opportunity to remind carers of adults with eating disorders, that we have 25 spaces available on our recently announced carer initiative.
Please do get in touch if you’d like to learn more.
- Jun 2021