Caring responsibilities

  • Do you care for anyone (as a carer) what has this experience been like and has it impacted the way you pursue your aspirations?
  • If you care for a dependent, what kind of support do you receive to do this? (benefits, financial support from partner, respite, support network) 
  • What kind of support would help you with caring responsibilities?

Why the contribution is important

Being a carer is an important aspect to the lives of many people and can be quite demanding.

Ensuring that you are well supported is important.

These are just a few ideas to get you thinking about your caring role and responsibilities.

You may not have cared for someone else, but may be thinking about having to in the future - you can share your thoughts on this too.

You're welcome to answer as many of the above questions as you like, write about something else that's related, or make a suggestion.

Thank you for voicing your thoughts.

by Halima_LeicesterCC on November 29, 2019 at 02:41PM

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  • Posted by kpapworth January 10, 2020 at 20:15

    For the last 17 years I have cared for my Mum and it has definitely affected my career prospects and health. There is very little in the way of social care support and I had to fight to get Mum what she needed. I am a well educated person but it worries me that not every elderly person has someone to advocate for them, It would have helped if I had felt listened to and my opinion valued. We know Mum best but we were constantly being told that she was fine, when she clearly wasn't.
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