Helping you look after the people that matter most
CARING AFFECTS US ALL
In the UK, 6,000 people become carers every day*
3 in 5 people will become a carer at some point in their lives*
LAST YEAR WE SPOKE TO TWICE AS MANY PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD ABOUT OUR CARER SUPPORT SERVICES THAN THE YEAR BEFORE.
Caring is something that will affect all of us, one way or another, whether we become a carer ourselves, receive care or need to support someone else who is a carer.
Either way, understanding the impact caring can have on someone’s personal wellbeing will ensure that when the time comes, we’re all able to look after the people that matter most. On this site you’ll find a wealth of advice and information about the impact of caring, how to overcome the challenges it can bring and how CABA can help, whether you’re a carer yourself or supporting someone else who is a carer.
We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So there’s always someone you can talk to, in complete confidence.
CABA supports the wellbeing of past and present ICAEW members, ACA students, past and present ICAEW staff and their close families. We’re with you for life - from the moment you begin your training, throughout your professional life, and into retirement.
Click here for more information on who is eligible for our support.
Who is a carer?
A carer is someone who supports a family member or friend who needs an extra helping hand, for example an elderly parent or a child with additional needs, on an unpaid basis.
It could be a temporary arrangement while someone recovers from an illness. Or it could be more permanent if the person being cared for has an ongoing condition, or needs extra help as they get older. A carer may live with the person they care for or visit them for a couple of hours each week.
What do carers do?
A carer might help someone with things like:
Personal care; washing, dressing and going to the toilet
Getting out and about and moving around safely at home
Managing financial and legal affairs
Day-to-day tasks; shopping, housework, cooking
Often people don’t recognise themselves as carers. They feel that they’re just doing what anyone would do for the people they love. These ‘hidden carers’, often end up missing out on the support available to help them take care of their wellbeing, and that of the person they care for. Similarly, the friends and family of carers might not always be aware of the challenges they face, or how best to help.
THE CHALLENGES CARERS MAY FACE
Balancing work and care
A lack of time for self-care
Loneliness and isolation
Challenges to their physical health
Low mental wellbeing
Wherever you are in the world, we’re here to help. See how CABA can support you in your country.
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CABA’s Carer Support team have already helped hundreds of people to take care of their loved ones and improve their own wellbeing.
‘What I like about CABA is that if they don't know something, they go and find out. They know where to get the best advice. Their efficiency really takes the stress away and the relief was enormous. Just to know that there's someone you can turn to.’
‘CABA arranged for me to talk to a counsellor and gave us a monthly grant until my husband was well enough to return to work. CABA's support meant I could focus on my husband's health and my unborn baby, instead of trying to think of how we were going to cope financially.’
‘CABA have also helped fund an iPad as my daughter was responding well to the one she was occasionally allowed to use at school. This has really increased her interactivity.
They also helped us to fund a specially adapted bike that enables me to safely cycle her around so that we can go out on our bikes as a family.’
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