Coronavirus Help and Support
Share how you are coping during the lock down, ask for advice from other carers or just start a conversation!
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How are you managing to get through this?
A few weeks ago we asked carers "How are you managing to get through this?" during the lockdown. Carers often tell us that their best advice often comes from other carers. We will be sharing a few stories below, but please feel free to share your own! 
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Welcome To The Forum
Carers FIRST online forum is a friendly place for Carers to share ideas, information and experiences. As well as providing a place to socialise and meet other Carers. 
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Ask the Expert
Sessions held throughout Carers Week, ask a member of our Carers Hub questions on a specialised topic.Feel free to ask a questions or just read along. Topics include; Occupational Therapy and Dementia
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Support Needed
by jacklinalbert
Tue Jul 20, 2021 13:04 PM
Community Guidelines
Please familiarise yourself with the community guidelines which will ensure that everybody has a positive experience while visiting this forum.
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Community Guidelines
by Peter - Carers FIRST
Mon Jul 30, 2018 15:49 PM
Getting Started/New To The Forum
A few small pointers to help you get started and to begin talking to other forum members.
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How To Use The Forum
by Peter - Carers FIRST
Mon Jul 30, 2018 16:23 PM
Forum Champions and Moderators
Get more involved
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Forum Champions and Moderators
by CarersFIRST
Fri Jan 18, 2019 14:13 PM
How I Feel
All about your emotional wellbeing and how you manage your own health and any stress or anxiety arising from your caring role
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General 37 95
In certain individuals, anxiety may show up abruptly:
by LukeParkhill
Thu Jul 15, 2021 10:53 AM
My Health 6 14
The 'How are you?' Quiz
by CarersFIRST
Wed Jan 9, 2019 19:22 PM
My Wellbeing 5 14
A new study calling for current and former male carers
by thomsoncehu
Tue Sep 3, 2019 10:33 AM
My Caring Role
All about information and advice to help you with your caring role, including technology, equipment, and managing day to day tasks
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Technology and Equipment 1 6
What technology has helped in your caring role?
by Ishbel
Mon May 3, 2021 18:54 PM
Day To Day Tasks And Managing At Home 2 7
Challenging Behaviour at a Care Home
by Steffie
Fri Sep 6, 2019 23:18 PM
Health Condition Specific Conversations 8 34
Chronic oedema.
by Ofeen1961
Mon Jun 7, 2021 07:16 AM
Time For Yourself
All about connecting with others, hobbies and interests and general chit chat
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Getting Out and About 0 0
General Chit Chat 13 31
Coffee maker with removable water reservoir
by mikethomse
Thu Jul 1, 2021 05:46 AM
Hobbies and Interests 3 9
what don't I do
by Claire
Wed Nov 14, 2018 17:02 PM
Taking A Break 2 7
Having a holiday.
by HR118
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:30 AM
Finances
All about the effect on your financial situation from being a carer including welfare benefits, debt and work
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Benefits 1 3
PIP
by Lyndylou
Sun Oct 21, 2018 09:01 AM
Legal Issues 1 1
Paying for care
by CarersFIRST
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:28 PM
Work Life Balance
All about carers in work or education or who want to get into work
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Employment, Education & Volunteering 22 78
SPDATE REGISTRATION -- IS IT Not That Hard?
by Warner
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:48 PM