At Carers Trust we've been having a think about whether there are things that the general public really don't know about carers and whether the public perception of carers tallies with reality (or not!). So, we were wondering what you think about the following questions
• What are your top things you wish people didn’t get wrong about carers?
• What would be the one thing you wish people knew or understood about carers?
To start you off we've got this thought from one of our staff team:
"I really wish people would understand that no, we don't automatically have an in depth knowledge of how to get wheelchairs in and out of cars or change dressings - we are just expected to learn"
We're looking forward to seeing your thoughts on this one and hopefully we can use this discussion to trigger off some good conversations over on our social media pages too
Online support team