Supporting Older People into Caring

What was the issue you were addressing or working on?

By supporting carers early in their caring role the project provides an anticipatory and preventative approach to maintaining carers’ health and well-being and ability to care.

What you did?

Offer one to one support in planning how carers’ needs are best met.  Provide an appropriate service package from Carers of West Lothian, and support them to obtain services and support available from other agencies.

An example of carer support is given here

What were the outcomes - benefits or otherwise?

An increase in carers’ self-esteem and confidence enabling them to better manage their caring role .

Contacts - to find out more

Mary-Denise McKernan