Caring for a loved one can be the most rewarding and challenging role we commit to in our lives. It is something we do out of love and compassion for those close to us.
However, when someone's health and wellbeing depends on you, the financial and emotional responsibility can be overwhelming and can often feel like an isolating experience.
That is why, every year, Guideposts runs the Caring at Christmas Appeal. Caring at Christmas means that carers do not have to cope alone. They can have someone at the end of a phone supporting them.
Our aim, as ever is to help as many carers as we can over the festive period.
By donating £5 you can help to give a carer the opportunity to speak to our experienced advice and guidance team. The team spends time talking through the carers role, finding out what challenges they face and talking through the help that is available to them locally; making sure they have some time to take care of themselves, are coping financially and can help to support any issues that they have.
Your £5 can help us to put a carer in touch with other carers in a social setting, so that they can find comfort and support in each other.
Your £5 can contribute towards a respite session so that a carer can take some time to have their hair done, relax with a friend for a cup of tea and a chat, or just rest.
Your £5 can provide a carer with an information prescription, telling them all of the support that is available to them and their loved one in their own local community.
Your £5 can contribute towards a home assessment to access equipment that will help them with personal care and day-to-day living.
Please donate £5 today and care for a carer this Christmas.