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Caring for adults
Caring for adults

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John Rowe, one of the authors of this course, will now give you a bit of background into why you might like to study this course.

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If you are already a carer, you will find it helpful to consider how your role and experience matches the topics covered in the course. The guided activities throughout this course will help you to learn and reflect on your own role. If you are in a paid carer role, completion of Caring for adults will allow you to demonstrate to your employer your understanding of what it is like to be a carer. Your employer might also ask you to study this course as part of your induction into a new role, or for your professional development.

Although this course is primarily for carers, it also considers some issues experienced by both carers and cared-for people, for example stress, tiredness, depression and anxiety. We have therefore devoted Section 5 to looking after your own health and well-being, with much of the advice also applicable to the people you care for.