Caring for adults
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Stress symptoms, signs and causes [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] : this article from HelpGuide contains information on the signs and symptoms of stress and some suggestions on how to cope with stress and stressful situations.

If you are employed as a carer, you have certain rights to help you achieve a good work-life balance, such as flexible working, time off work for emergencies involving dependants, shared parental leave and paid annual leave. The Working Families website has lots of information to help working families achieve a healthy work-life balance.

A Pocket Guide for Employees: Balancing Work and Being a Carer: this is a guide written by Liz Morris with Susanne Jacobs for Working Families (2012). The guide offers practical help and support to enable carers to balance paid work with their caring responsibilities.

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Did you know if you study a paid part-time course with the OU in Wales you could get up to £4,500* to help with your living costs?

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*Eligibility rules apply for financial support.