Guide

Becoming a carer

Last updated: 15 May 2017

When caring ends

Looking after someone can be a big part of your life. Your caring role will change over time and can end for a variety of reasons. However your caring role ends, it can mean a period of uncertainty and mixed feelings. Support is available if you need it.

Support when caring ends

Many carers' centres have peer support groups for former carers and can offer one-to-one support about your circumstances.

There's also support available for what you can do if you've been bereaved. Read more on preparing for death and bereavement and bereavement on the NHS inform website.

You may want to think about new challenges like volunteering or learning something new. Read more on rebuilding your life on the Carers Scotland website.

There might be financial implications if you no longer look after someone. Find out about Carer's Allowance and benefits.

You might need information on employment or education.

Further information

Carers Scotland has advice and information on when caring ends.

My World of Work has jobs, careers, further education, training and volunteering advice.

Becoming a carer
When caring ends