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When caring changes or ends

Everyone's caring journey is different and will change overtime, or may come to an end. This can happen for various reasons such as the person you care for has now recovered and no longer needs your support, you have chosen to take a step back from your caring role or sadly, because the person you cared for has died.

We want you to know that although your circumstances have changed, we’re still here for you.

Services for you

We understand how difficult and upsetting it can be when a caring role changes or ends. You can still access a range of our free services and be a valued part of our caring community. 

Please let us know if your caring role has changed or ended by contacting our Freephone Support Line, and we can support you.

We understand that you may not want support right away and that you might just want to take some time for yourself. We want you to know that you are not alone and we’re always here for you.

Useful resources:

Bereavement support:

Dorothy House

Cruse Bereavement Care

Coping with feelings:

For Bryan, loneliness crept in when his wife Jill had to go to a care home. Read his story here.

Community groups/ services:

Carers UK forum

Live Well B&NES



Need support?

If you look after someone or if you know someone providing unpaid care, we're here for you.

We offer trusted advice, guidance and information to support you.

Call our Freephone Support Line on 0800 0388 885 or email:

Support Line Opening Hours

Monday 9AM - 1PM

Tuesday 9AM - 1PM

Wednesday 9AM - 1PM

Thursday 9AM - 1PM

Friday 9AM - 1PM

Need to talk? Call our Freephone Support Line on 0800 0388 885 (Mon-Fri, 9am – 1pm)