• Joe Legate

#62 | Results from 31st March

Here are the results from yesterday’s Mobilise Moments poll.

Reasons for care

Yesterday we asked: What is the main reason the person you care for requires care?

We know from the registrations to Mobilise Moments that our caring situations vary considerably and that there is a rainbow of conditions and circumstances.

The graph above tell us a great deal about the most prevalent conditions we are supporting. Of course, this changes significantly when you factor in who we are caring for. For example, dementia occurs far more for those of us looking after parents, as does long-term physical health condition. Those of us caring for extended family are far more likely to be supporting physical disability and long-term health condition.

Mobilise works to support unpaid carers directly, as a result we try to avoid providing direct support related to any specific condition or illness, on the basis that most are well served by existing organisations, who are far more expert.

Being connected to these organisations can have direct benefits. For example, if you have specific questions, or you would like to speak to someone with experience of a condition or illness. As a result, we have started to produce a list of organisations and charities that support specific illnesses or medical conditions. Do take a look and if you know an organisation we've missed please let us know: moments@mobiliseonline.co.uk.

Get support in your caring role, contact your local carer centre. Find out who is closest using this nifty tool from the Carers Trust.

If you were forwarded this page and you look after someone, you might like to contribute to a better understanding of unpaid carers. Sign-up for free to take part in Mobilise Moments today.