It’s National Grief Awareness Week 2 – 7 December. Carers can experience many types of grief as well as the death of a loved one. This includes the loss of a future you thought you would have, for example if you are a parent of a child with a disability.

There’s also grief as relationships with friends and family change, anticipatory grief, loss of income and financial independence, time for yourself and physical and mental health. Click here for some information from Mobilise Care on the different types of carers grief, and tips and advice to help you through difficult times.

The Carers Trust has some useful information here on how to cope when the person you care for dies. You can also visit our web page on bereavement support.

Grief Stories offer resources to help people explore and express their own grief and to connect with others, helping them feel less alone.

The Windows Empowerment Trust provides a befriending service, wellbeing centres, fun days out, dementia care and more.