Carers are an essential part of a patient’s life. For family and friends becoming a Carer is often sudden and unexpected. Below you will find resources to help Carers on this all-important journey.
Carers Connect – a Portal Where Informal Carers Meet
DiCE together with its Finnish, Polish and Portuguese members launched Carers Connect – a place where carers can gain support, meet and exchange on this underestimated role. The safe virtual space offers regular video chat sessions organised in the local countries, an FAQ with the most needed answers for people, their loved ones and friends.
DiCE Colorectal Cancer Carers Guide
DiCE developed ‘A Guide to Caring for Someone with Colorectal Cancer’ together with Patients and Carers. It provides sympathetic advice and reflects on the often underestimated role of the Carer.
You can download The Carers Guide in the following nine languages:
- Looks at the medical, psychological, emotional and social aspects of caring for someone with colorectal cancer
- Addresses practical aspects such as day-to-day living, forward planning, helpful equipment, roles around the house, diet and nutrition and exercise
- Examines employment, workplace rights and financial aspects, including financial support
DiCE Carers Guide in Further Languages
October 6 is European Carers Day
Renowned Onco-Psychologist Luzia Travado Gives her Advice to Carers
DiCE support European Carers Day. To recognise this day we spoke with Luzia Travado, renowned onco-psychologist, about the importance of informal carers to patients and their journeys and what advice she would give them. Watch the video.
European Carers Day is an initiative launched and led by Eurocarers, a European Association working for carers and representing their voice. The day is accompanied by an internet and social media campaign using the hashtags #CarersDay_EU, #WeAreCarers_EU. They also have dedicated Facebook and Twitter pages. For more information on the campaign you can go to the Eurocarers website.