• Claire Cook

#75 | Results from 13th April

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


When's good for you?

Yesterday we asked: When would be the most convenient time for you to be able to speak to somebody about your caring role?

While the majority of us (39.6%) felt that support was best accessed during the week, daytime hours. A further 25% of us prefered evenings and weekends.


For those of us who responded 'other', it was clear to see that for many of us, our caring roles are erratic and responsive. Making it hard to say 'when' is a 'good time'.


It was also noted that support via email works well for some, with the ability to read and reply when the opportune moment presents.


Getting support for ourselves can feel like 'another thing to do'. Another appointment. Another thing to remember. But it's important to remember that we matter too.


Mobilise offer support in a number of ways.


Over the phone

Book an individual support call with our carer support team, at a time to suit you. With calls available on the same day, evenings and weekends. All members of our carers' support team are unpaid carers themselves.


Online

Our mini-carers assessment tool, takes just 3 minutes to complete. You'll receive a follow-up email with a checklist of things to do next and advice on how to get a full carers' assessment.


We also have our 'live chat' tool, that pops up on our website. It's a real person at the end - usually James or Suzanne our co-founders (and carers!).


Our email course. Particularly helpful for those of us who are new to caring, but well worth a read regardless of how long we've been caring.


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.

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