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When Jacqui Darlington’s second child was diagnosed with Down’s syndrome, she found herself in a brand new role… with no idea just what it would involve. Once I had dealt with the shock, with having to tell family and friends and the number of visits to the doctors and hospitals etc, I eventually got into a routine – even to the point that I was going to go back to work. However, things changed when Joshua started school and I had to deal with a whole new set of rules for this game. No one gave me a job description.
During this COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to know what support is available to you as a carer and those you look after.
If you are worried that you or someone you look after may be at high risk from coronavirus, NHS 111 can offer direct guidance through their online coronavirus helpline. Call 111 if your (or their) symptoms become severe, and let them know you are a carer.
If you are caring for someone who is deemed to be extremely vulnerable, take extra precautionary measures if providing essential care and ensure you follow the NHS hygiene advice for people at higher risk.