Who cares for the carer? Have you considered what would happens should you go down with flu this winter? Not all carers are aware that if you receive carers allowance or are an unpaid carer for a person with disability or an elderly person, you are entitled to a free flue jab.
Jo is just like so many of the parent carers that we meet in our support groups and in our online community. Her son has several diagnosed disabilities and like so many SEND parents was juggling a million emotional and practical issues. There was the journey of acceptance and dealing with her inner turmoil, adjusting expectations and fears for the future. This is alongside learning and implementing new behaviour management strategie and a new style of parenting and trying to access the myriad of services, each with their different contacts, appointments, thresholds and gatekeepers.