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Caring and conditions

Although there are some issues that affect most carers, caring for someone with certain conditions can bring its own particular set of practical and emotional challenges and concerns.

There are pages that can help if you care for someone who:

These pages will guide you to relevant organisations and other sections of the Care and support website. They can provide you with information to help you cope with some of the issues related to caring for someone with these conditions.

If you're looking after someone whose condition isn't covered in this section, you can search the directory of local carers' services for other national condition-specific organisations and local support groups relevant to you.

We also have pages that can help with some of the wider issues that affect many carers. There is a range of other information available on the Care and support website, including money and benefits, working or studying while caring for someone, and your own wellbeing.

There is information about living with other conditions, including advice on treatments and symptom management, in the Health A-Z pages.

Alternatively, you can pick up the phone and talk to someone at the Carers Direct helpline on 0300 123 1053.


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Page last reviewed: 19/08/2013

Next review due: 19/08/2015

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