Carers

There are an increasing number of adults with caring responsibilities for other adults. This could be a husband caring for a wife, a friend looking who looks after a next door neighbour or a parent looking after an adult child with learning disabilities. Some people are officially recognised as carers, but most people take on this kind of role with no formal recognition. This means that the ‘unofficial’ carers frequently have very little or no respite from their responsibilities. Unpaid carers are typically themselves in poor health.

What people say about our courses

“The HALFF course helped me to cook for my wife when she was ill.  She died recently and I now have the skills to look after myself.”

‘Support is more than useful, has been of great benefit.’

Impact we have had

78% of people caring for others reported an increase in feeling confident about cooking more healthily as a result of attending our sessions and receiving newsletters, while 86% reported an increase in nutritional knowledge.  50% of people reported feeling less isolated.