Action for Carers Surrey
Enabling carers to have a voice and realise a life outside caring

Why are carers at risk?

Mum_and_daughter_in_wheelchair.jpgEveryday tasks such as getting someone out of bed, loading and unloading a wheelchair or carrying heavy shopping are things many carers do without thinking.Using the wrong lifting or carrying techniques or incorrect use of equipment can add to the risk of strain, discomfort or pain, with the possibility of developing potentially serious muscular/skeletal problems. Carers who ignore these risks may find their own capabilities reduced, ultimately threatening their own ability to care, work or lead an active life.