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Useful books

ADHD - The Essential Guide by Diane Paul
The Carer's Handbook by Jane Matthews
Caring and Coping, 3rd edition, from Rethink
Caring & Coping with Aphasia
Caring for someone with MS: a handbook for family and friends
Caring in the Comfort of Home
The Caring Trap by Jenny Pulling
The Cerebral Palsy Handbook: A Practical Guide for Parents and Carers by Marion Stanton
The Child Carer's Handbook by Lorraine Wickham
Children with Challenging Behaviour booklet
Choosing the Right Care Service
Contented Dementia: 24 hour wraparound care for lifelong well-being
Dannie's dilemma: series of books for Aspergers' children and their families and friends
Down Syndrome Reading and Writing series
The Essential Carer's Guide by Mary Jordan
Feeling Good! Easy steps to staying healthy, by Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Find the Right Care Home
First Impressions - learning disability support
Hands on Dyspraxia, by Jill Christmas
Hidden Carers by Joyce Statham/Joyce Cavaye
Home Nursing for Carers by Tineke van Bentheim
How to cope as a carer, by Jim Read and Louise Flory
Is It Dementia? - Pathways for Carers, Families and Friends by Ann Mancini
Kids with Arthritis by Carrie Britton
The Little Book of Positive Thoughts for Carers
Lone Parent's Guide to Caring for a Child with Additional Needs
MS Carers - the man's guide to caring for someone with multiple sclerosis
New to Caring booklet
Past Caring by Audrey Jenkinson
Relationships and Caring for a Disabled Child
Schizophrenia: a carers journal
The Selfish Pig's Guide to Caring by Hugh Marriott
The Sibling's Guide to Mental Illness, by Rethink
Schizophrenia: Through the Maze and Fighting Back by Georgina Wakefield
The Simplicity of Dementia: A Guide for Family and Carers by Huub Buijssen
Stop Walking on Eggshells, by Mason and Kreger
Sweet Adeline: A Journey Through Care by Wendy Patricia Slack and Frank Mulville
Who cares? Information for carers of people with dementia
Workbook for Carers
Working while caring for someone with cancer: a guide for carers who work

Your local library may have copies of some of these books, available for loan, or you may be able to request them for a small charge. It is also worth contacting your local Carers Support Service www.westsussexcarers.org.uk, as they also maintain resources for carers to use.

If you are happy to shop online, most of these books can be purchased from online suppliers such as Amazon www.amazon.co.uk, which usually offers books for sale at a discounted rate. These books may also be available to purchase directly from the publishers, or if you have the ISBN number, title and author, you may be able to order them through your local bookshop.

Amazon also provides details of where to obtain second-hand copies of books, which may be a useful or cheaper way to get hold of older books. Alternatively, a website such as Ebay www.ebay.co.uk provides the opportunity to bid for new and second-hand items, including books.


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Carers who use this site have told us about books that they found helpful or comforting. By clicking on the title of a book in the list above you will be able to read a brief summary of the book and information about where you can purchase it.

Carers UK has a wide range of factsheets and booklets for carers and people working with carers. One copy is free for carers; for professionals, some publications are free but others are charged for. To view the list of publications visit www.carersuk.org

The Carers Support Service - Worthing & District website contains a library catalogue of a huge amount of books and papers relating to carers and carers issues. These items can be borrowed by carers for up to four weeks. To view the library catalogue visit their website.

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