The Uplands Medical Practice

Whitefield Health Centre, Bury New Road, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 8GH

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Telephone: 0161 766 8221

Caring for Carers

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. Anyone could be a carer – a 15-year-old girl looking after a parent with an alcohol problem, a 40-year-old man caring for his partner who has terminal cancer, or an 80-year-old woman looking after her husband who has Alzheimer’s disease.

Below are some of the services around Bury that can offer additional support for carers with a friend or relative with an illness:

Alzheimer’s Society is funding a project to find ways to help carers access much-needed therapy and support so that they may cope better with feelings of stress, anxiety and depression.

Looking after someone living with dementia can have a big impact on your life and it’s important to get as much support as possible. You may be entitled to financial help and you can also get practical support and advice.

Some people nearing the end of life want to be at home. Simple things like a familiar view from the window, sleeping in their own room and having their own things around them can be very comforting. They might wish to see their family, pets and neighbours. Or they simply may want some privacy and peace.

The coronavirus outbreak means that life has changed for all of us for a while, and it’s natural that this may cause you to feel worried or anxious, lonely or frustrated. 

This situation is temporary – make sure you keep talking to people about how you feel, and find time to do things you enjoy. For most of us, these difficult feelings will pass.

If you feel you need some extra support, Bury’s got the right care for you. You can find out more about support available in the borough and beyond on this page.​

Are you affected by someone else’s drinking or drug use?

For more care support services in your area, please follow the link below: