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Isolation/lack of social support

Former carers are partners, relatives, friends or neighbours who have completed their caring role because of the death of the person they were supporting or because the carer no longer has any involvement in caring.

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Isolation/lack of social support

Unread postby Matt (CPC Admin) » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:39 am

Isolation is experienced by many carers, particularly those who are housebound. Once the care recipient has died, this isolation is often intensified because contact with friends and relatives has been eroded during the period of caring. Family members may live far away or the former carer may not have any family at all. Former carers may need to make a concerted effort to make new friends and reestablish links with the community once the care recipient has died. They may also require support to do this.
Matthew Elder
Education and Training Officer
Carers NSW

P 02 9280 4744 Level 10, 213 Miller Street
F 02 9280 4755 North Sydney NSW 2060
Carer Line 1800 242 636 PO Box 785 North Sydney NSW 2059
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