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.
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.
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.
Today the guide is available in English, from October 6, to coincide with European Carers Day, the guide is available in further European 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