Michelle is an unpaid carer for her mum.
During Carers Week 2023, Michelle shared her experiences as an unpaid carer and how the Health in Mind Dementia Support Group has helped support her through this new stage of her life.
Recognising and supporting carers in the community
Carers Week is an annual campaign run, to raise awareness of caring and highlight the challenges unpaid carers face. It also aims to recognise the often-hidden contribution they make to society. The theme for 2023 is ‘Recognising and supporting carers in the community.’
We know that caring for others, whether that’s your friends, families, or neighbours, can be isolating and difficult. It is often hard for carers to find the time to take care of themselves and connect with others too. Many people still don’t think of themselves as carers. As a result, they don’t identify as having caring responsibilities and seek out or access much-needed support to help them in their caring role.
If you are in a caring role, and would like to find out about the support we can offer, make and enquiry below. You’ll hear back within 10 working days. Alternatively call 0131 225 8508.