Becoming a carer
Last updated: 11 November 2019

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 carers' 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. Find out about Carer's Allowance and benefits.

You might need information on employment or education.

Further information

Carers UK has advice and information on when caring ends.

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