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When Caring Ends

Looking after someone may be a large part of your life, but it is inevitable that your caring role will change over time.

This may be because the person you cared for has recovered and no longer needs care, or because they can no longer be cared for at home, or because they have died.

Whatever your situation, it is important to realise that you are not alone. It will be difficult, but you can find help and support.

This section is for carers who are experiencing significant change in their lives. It suggests steps you can take to help you through each situation.

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Work + Care: Carer Stories

FingerFamilyDecisions about staying in the workforce, or returning to work, need careful thought. Two carers at different life stages share their experiences. 

After almost 30 years of caring full-time for her special needs daughter, nine of these on her own, Judy Sibbe found it very difficult to find employment after her daughter moved to supported living.

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Interview: Wellbeing At Work, with Carl Stent

Carl StentCarl Stent understands the needs of carers and employers in the workplace. 

He has studied and observed interactions between employers and carers returning to the workforce, and says extraordinary results can be achieved with the right attitudes and actions.

Listen to our interview with Carl.

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Helping Working Carers and Employers

Caroline WatersMeet Dame Caroline Waters, Director of People and Policy for BT (British Telecom). When visiting New Zealand, Caroline talked about the benefits flexible working offers employers, carers, the government and the country.

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How Carers NZ can help

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