For carers, having access to employment and further education opportunities can help provide financial stability, as well as wider benefits like:
- a fulfilling career
- positive mental health
- increased social interaction
It can also offer you a life outside of caring, and help lessen the pressures of your caring role.
However, juggling work or studying with caring responsibilities can be challenging, tiring and stressful.
Without the right support, many carers find it difficult to sustain their careers or studies.
VOCAL's video below describes fitting caring into your life and finding support.
The information was last updated on: 3rd May 2018