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The benefits of having a support plan

Caring for a loved one can be both rewarding and challenging. Unpaid carers can often feel overwhelmed, isolated, and uncertain about how to manage responsibilities.

One way to navigate this demanding role is by having a comprehensive support plan in place.

A support plan serves as a roadmap, providing you with access to resources, tailored advice, and community connections that specifically address the needs of your situation.

In this article, we highlight the benefits of having a support plan and how it can help you effectively manage your caring responsibilities.

A well-structured support plan can empower you to access information and support that is personalised to you, ensuring you feel heard and understood. Additionally, it can offer you the guidance and confidence you need to take the next step in your caring journey.

1. Accessible support

Support plans enable you to access resources, advice and community connections which specifically cater to the needs of unpaid carers.


2. Personalised one-to-one support

Guidance is tailored to your unique caring situation, ensuring that you receive the support and advice that best suits your needs and circumstances.


3. Feel listened to

The process of creating your support plan gives you the opportunity to be listened to and express any worries and concerns that you may have.


4. Feel empowered

You will have a better understanding of what you need to do to improve your caring responsibilities and feel empowered to take the next step.


5. Equipped to cope

After creating your tailored plan, you will be aware of the support available to you and know how to access it as and when you need it.

If you're ready to take control of your caring role, our dedicated Support Team is here to assist you in developing a plan that is tailored to your unique circumstances.

Please call 0800 0388 885 or email to book your meeting with the team.

Looking after someone can affect many areas of your life

See our advice and guidance articles to support you with your caring role.

Need to talk? Call our Freephone Support Line on 0800 0388 885 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 1pm)