Studies have shown that caring can have a direct and significant impact on the carer’s health; in particular carers are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, back problems, stress related illnesses and depression. Carers often put their own health as a low priority, due to their caring role. It can be difficult to leave the person who is being cared for in order to attend medical appointments. Carers may also worry that admitting to having medical problems may be seen as not coping.
In order to help carers improve their health and remain fit and well, Trafford Carers Centre offers a comprehensive Carers Health Check through our resident Carers Nurse, Rebecca White. Nurse Rebecca will help to identify any areas of concern, and can then also provide one-to-one or group training on a variety of health related topics.
Trafford Carers Centre works closely with many GP practices throughout Trafford to help support carers; ask your GP or surgery receptionist if a Carers Centre Caseworker is available to see you at your surgery.