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How carers can successfully combine work or education with looking after someone


There is support that can help you manage your time better, in order to combine working and caring. Find out more in this section.


Trying to study while you're looking after someone can be hard but it can also broaden your horizons and increase your options.

Also on Choices

It's not easy to keep fit and healthy while you're juggling work with being a carer. Read more on NHS Choices about how you can look after yourself.

Last reviewed: 14/01/2010

Next review due: 14/01/2012

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