Planning care in the future
There may be times in your life when you think about the consequences of becoming seriously ill or disabled.
This may be at a time of ill health or as a result of a life changing event. It may simply be because you are the sort of person who likes to plan ahead.
The NHS Planning your future care guide helps you to think about advance planning and your options so that you can make sure those who care for you know your wishes and preferences.
Caring for someone
Carers Trust provides information and advice for people who provide unpaid care for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. They have information about different types of conditions.
If you are already a carer, Carers Trust has information about dealing with changes in the condition of the person you are caring for which may affect your working life.
Find out more about being a carer.
A growing generation of parents is now facing old age and the prospect that they may not be able to care for their adult children with disabilities. If you are concerned that you may no longer be able to continue as a family carer, you can contact:
End of life
Talking about the future and dying can be difficult, Dying Matters provides advice about planning your own future or that of someone you care about and has information about the things you want to raise but it never seems the right time.
Independent Age provides guidance for family and friends on having difficult conversations around ageing.
The Money Advice Service has information about what to do when someone dies. If you are planning ahead, you may want to make sure that the people who will deal with your estate know where you keep relevant information like account numbers and other important papers.