New practice guide for healthy caring
From NHS England
NHS England, in partnership with Carers UK, Carers Trust Age UK, Public Health England, and older carers themselves, has published a Practical Guide to Healthy Caring. The Guide provides information and advice to carers about staying healthy whilst caring and identifies the support available to help carers maintain their health and wellbeing.
While it is aimed at carers of any age, it is particularly relevant for carers aged around 65 years and those new to caring.
Download the guide here
The Practical Guide to Healthy Caring is a companion guide to A Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing was originally published in January 2015 and updated in October 2015.
The guide aims to support to support the 5.4 million carers and in particular those 1.2 million aged over 65, who make a critical and often underappreciated contribution not only to loved ones, neighbours and friends but to the very sustainability of the NHS itself.