Caring for a family member or loved one is a very generous and selfless thing to do and it can be extremely rewarding. However, taking on such a physically and emotionally demanding role can also take its toll.


Being a carer can affect your health, leave you feeling isolated and often means you need to put your own life on hold. It can be a thankless job that is overlooked, but it is an important job and you continue to do it for the person you love.

At Making Space we understand the stress and pressures of being a carer. Our carer support workers can offer advice on everything from finance and welfare to medication and possible side effects. Our teams can also provide or signpost you to a range of local activities and support groups, including peer support and leisure and social activities and we can even offer you the chance to recharge your batteries by taking a carer break.

Our carer breaks offer you the chance to take a complimentary break from your caring role. You will have the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar caring circumstances through group breaks and establish a network of peer support.

We have a variety of carer support services and groups across the country, helping carers to have more balance in their life. Some of our carers support services are specific to the person you are caring for, such as someone living with dementia or with a mental health condition, and some are available to anyone in a caring role.

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