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  • There will be times during your care role when your circumstances change (either temporarily or permanently) and you will have to reassess the situation.
  • Options for temporary change include respite care and outreach support.
  • If you need to make a permanent change, there are residential care options for older people and accommodation and support options for people with a disability or a mental illness
  • It is okay to acknowledge that the care relationship is not working out or that you need a change. You can talk with someone or get free counselling if you feel you need some extra emotional help.

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Reviewed on: 19-10-2015