For many Carers, the time when your life changes and you are no longer a Carer can be the most difficult. When a caring role ends, through bereavement or because the person you care for moves into residential care, there can be a range of practical issues to face as well as the feelings of loss and bereavement. These can include:
- financial issues
- paying for funeral costs
- how to deal with the practical matters of a death
- lack of confidence and feelings of isolation
- returning to work
Carers Milton Keynes will still consider you a Carer even though the person you care for has moved into residential care – it is just that your caring role has changed. You are still able to access our services, support groups and training.
If you have been bereaved Carers Milton Keynes will continue to support you for 6 months after the bereavement, during which time our staff will be available to offer advice, information and emotional support. Once you have come to terms with your loss – and this may take some time – you may want to consider supporting Carers Milton Keynes by volunteering some of your time.
- Carers UK & Help the Hospices have produced a booklet “When Caring Comes to an End“. Copies are available on the Carers UK web site or from Carers Milton Keynes offices.
- Citizens’ Advice Milton Keynes 01908 604475
- Milton Keynes Bereavement Service 07483 308032
- Carers Trust Helpline 02074 807788
- Samaritans 08457 909090