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The challenges faced by carers are wide ranging and varied due to the individual nature of each situation. However, there are themes that run through and similarities between them.

Staff carer challenges may include...

  • Time pressures
  • Isolation
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Feelings of guilt
  • Problems finding the right support for those they are caring for
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Financial pressures
  • Decreased social activity
  • Neglecting own health

The challenges faced by each carer are completely unique to them and their situation, which is why it's so important to take the time to talk and listen to them individually to really find out how things are for them and how best to support them.