Making time for learning
Carers are busy people, and the demands of their caring role might make it difficult for them to find the time for learning at home. They might also feel guilty about taking time for themselves. However, carers who have completed Caring Counts have told us that they gained so much from the course it was worth making the time for it. Here are some tips from them on how they managed to find the time for learning.
- Getting up early to study when the house was quiet.
- Studying when the person they cared for was out walking the dog.
- Delegating housework to other family members – who were more appreciative of all the carer does when the course was finished!