Becoming a carer
Last updated: 1 December 2020

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. This can be a period of uncertainty and mixed feelings. Support is available if you need it.

Support when caring ends

Many carer centres have peer support groups for former carers and can offer one-to-one support.

There's also support available for bereavement. 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 UK website.

There might be financial implications if you no longer look after someone. Visit GOV.UK for information about Carer's Allowance, or find information on Carer's Allowance Supplement here.

Find information on employment or education. on Care Information Scotland.