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When your caring role changes or ends.

Looking after someone may be a large part of your life, but at some point your caring role may change. This may be because the person you cared for has recovered and no longer needs care, they have moved into residential care or because they have died.

It may take some time to adjust to the end of your caring role. Having more time to yourself may give you the opportunity for a much needed rest, but it can also leave you with a lot of time to fill.

When caring ends, some practical matters will have to be dealt with fairly quickly, for example, benefits and housing, but you do not need to rush into making decisions about what you do next straight away.


Caring for someone can become a major part of your life. When that person dies, as well as being a huge loss to you personally, it can leave a space in your life that can at first be hard to fill, especially if you are feeling unsure of yourself.

Immediately after a bereavement there are a lot of practical things to do, like registering the death and arranging the funeral.


Page last updated: 26/02/2018 12:24
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