Support for carers
Caring for someone with bronchiectasis is different for everyone. As a carer you may need support of your own. We have a lot of information about support you can get as a carer.
If you’re a carer, you may help with day-to-day care. This may include giving medications. Or you may provide emotional support. You might also help with self-management. For example, you may be the first one to notice signs of a chest infection in the person you care for.
If you’re a carer, getting support from family members, friends and their healthcare team is important. You may also be able to get financial or other support.
You can join our online, volunteer led bronchiectasis group to meet other people living with this condition.
You can also find more support from other organisations:
- Living your life with bronchiectasis - more information about bronchiectasis including videos of people living with bronchiectasis.
- Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care – more information about breathing techniques.
- Bladder and Bowel Community - support for people in the UK with a bladder or bowel condition, including incontinence.
You can join our web community to talk to other people living with a lung condition.
We have more information online that you may find useful:
Bronchiectasis patient passport – your best care checklist
Complete our bronchiectasis patient passport to find out if you’re getting the best care for your bronchiectasis, and what to do if you’re not.
Our Helpline + support groups
For more advice about living with bronchiectasis call our Helpline to speak to a respiratory nurse or physiotherapist on 0300 222 5800, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). Our friendly team can help answer your questions or worries.
Our face to face support groups give you the chance to make new friends and share your story with others living with a lung condition. Enter your postcode to find your local group. You can join one of our online support groups. We also have a condition specific bronchiectasis online support group.