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This section contains information about caring for a person when they are at home, and includes advice from carers themselves.
Advice about the day-to-day practicalities of caring for someone with cancer
If the person you are caring for becomes more unwell they feel more comfortable being looked after in a hospice
Residential care homes and care homes with nursing may be able to offer short or long-term accommodation and care
There may be things you can do to help you to cope with your feelings when caring for someone with cancer
Some people find they get support from members of their spiritual or religious faith
Respite care allows you to get a break when you are caring for someone
Your family and friends may be able to help you when you're caring for someone with cancer
You may have a range of emotions when caring for someone with advanced cancer
There are a number of different voluntary organisations and charities that might be able to help you
Information on the financial help that might be available to you as a carer of someone with cancer
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