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Survivorship Self-management workstream : Carers of people living with and beyond cancer Charlotte Argyle Carers Sup PowerPoint Presentation
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Survivorship Self-management workstream : Carers of people living with and beyond cancer Charlotte Argyle Carers Sup

Survivorship Self-management workstream : Carers of people living with and beyond cancer Charlotte Argyle Carers Sup

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  1. Survivorship Self-management workstream:Carers of people living with and beyond cancerCharlotte Argyle Carers Support ManagerMacmillan Cancer Support

  2. Carers in the UK • 6 million carers in the UK • 10% of adult population • 175 000 young carers

  3. Carers of people with cancer • 38% of carers of people with cancer > 30 hours/week caring • 29% of carers of people with cancer: carer > 5 years. • More likely to experience anxiety and depression

  4. Issues facing carers of people with cancer • Caring for someone with a fluctuating condition • Outpatient treatment • Long-term effects of illness and treatment

  5. Emerging trends • Working carers • Caring from a distance

  6. Impact of caring • Health • Financial • Employment • Social exclusion

  7. What do carers of people with cancer need? • Information and advice • Practical support • Emotional support • A break! Respite

  8. Self-management • Coping skills training • Adapting to a new normal life • Communicating with health and social care professionals • Lifestyle and behaviour coaching programme • Information with support that helps to tailor to life and context.