Apart from the social isolation, I am finding getting an online supermarket delivery slot to be nigh on impossible. I am brewing a peculiar mix of awe at what people are doing, endurance to see this through & frustration as I cannot get out for enough fresh air & a walk. Our local Mutual Aid volunteers are wonderful but I am loathe to bother them - turns out I am not good at being cared for! Fellow local carers & through online forums say they are finding everyday caring to be challenging - worries about loved ones they care for, care workers & home helps providing care, services stretched even further than ever, getting supplies alongside their concerns for their own health & much more.
How are you doing?
I also did the Carers UK survey. It took me 15 minutes to do.
It asked sensible pertinent questions with opportunity to comment further.
If you have the time to share how you are getting on, here’s the Carers UK survey about the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on unpaid Carers:
The survey closes tomorrow Monday 13 April 2020.
It’s important that carers are heard, as we risk becoming invisible as priorities are shuffled daily, & we are all too often taken for granted. Please let fellow carers know about the survey.
Some useful Carers UK stuff & details below.
Carers UK: Carersuk.org
Coronavirus & Carers: www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19
Carers UK advice & helpline: www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/talk-to-us
Telephone 0808 808 7777 (now Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm)
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