Caregiving, which can most often be unpaid, can cause an incredible impact on an individual’s life, whether it’s the person giving the care or receiving the care. Did you know that there are currently around 6 million people in Britain helping and supporting their family, partners or friends who are ill or disabled? This goes to show that increasing the awareness around caregiving is crucial for all parties, whether you’re already a caregiver (family, friend or professional), someone looking for advice on caregiving or someone in need of a carer.

The following infographic by uksmobility.co.uk outlines what caregiving involves, the emotional and financial costs, some key concerns and myths, how to find the right caregiver, as well as depicting the various options available.

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Caregiving: The Costs, Concerns & Choices

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