This library is for all carers looking after someone who is unable to care for themselves. 

It may be useful for carers while isolating at home.

The Taking Care video library for carers is an online resource where you can watch carers and professionals talking about the impact of caring, how to navigate the caring journey and how to keep a sense of who you are.

  • Being a carer - Carers and professionals sharing their experiences of how caring impacts a carer’s life
  • Looking after yourself - The importance of looking after yourself and how to do it
  • You can do it - Empowering carers to make the most of support
  • Help and support - Information about formal financial and practical support
  • Your feelings - Exploring the emotional impact of caring
  • Time for me - The importance of keeping life in balance and ways to keep a sense of who you are

You can browse playlists covering a broad range of subjects from information about Carers Needs Assessments to advice on how to manage your relationships. You can watch a cookery demonstration, hear carers share their poetry, it even tells you what you can expect from a reflexology session.

It contains over 400 short clips on a wide range of subjects important to carers, a few sections may of particular use or interest in the current situation

 The full index can be found here . Please do take a look.


Marie Curie developed the Taking Care website for carers, so carers can hear other carers talk about what has helped them on their caring journey. Although it was not developed with the current situation in mind, it was developed for carers to browse while they are unable to get out to talk to others.

The hope is the messages will resonate and people will feel less alone. The clips are informal and candid, encouraging carers to take care of themselves and raising awareness of general support available from the community and family and friends.  It also includes advice and views of professionals who work with carers.    Although it was developed by Marie Curie, it is for all carers, not just carers of people with a terminal condition