‘Caring for Carers’ web resource launched

All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) and Queen’s University Belfast have developed a new resource to help carers providing support to a person who needs palliative care.

Caring for Carers  is dedicated to carers providing core information for family members or friends who are providing support to a person who needs palliative care.

The site, hosted on www.thepalliativehub.com contains videos, downloads, links and information that has been created by a group of experts, including carers, from across the island of Ireland.

Professor Peter Hudson, Queen’s University Belfast who led on the development of the resource, stated: “One of the most important things people confronting the end of their lives want is to be assured that their family will be well supported. Family caregivers need to know how to access support services and where to obtain key information to assist them to manage the role of supporting their relative or friend. This new resource ‘Caring for Carers’ meets these needs by offering an evidenced based, reliable and easily accessible resource for family caregivers of people with life limiting conditions.”