Roger cared for his wife Anne until she went into a care home a few weeks ago. He misses having someone in his home to talk to and look after. He even misses the visits from care workers which provided a welcome respite from caring for his wife but also gave him someone to chat and have a joke with. Sometimes he goes two or three days without speaking or seeing anyone.
Roger's daughter, Sue, found out about Help & Care and gave our Gateway Team a call. We were able to provide Sue with information about where Roger could get help and support. We also referred Roger to our telephone befriending service so that he could receive a weekly telephone call from one of our volunteers.
If you want to find out more about life after caring then have a look at this factsheet.