Carers Stories

Carers FIRST recognises that every carer's story is unique, that each caring situation is different. Here are a few stories in the carers own words.

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Charlotte's story

Homeschooling my son during lockdown and becoming a carer overnight

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Lorena's Story

No communication with my son through the pandemic

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Shelley's Story

Shelley talks about how caring impacts her life on BBC Radio Kent: Click here to listen...

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Suzanne's Story

Kristian’s dad left when he was a baby, unable to cope with his disability. He has seen him only a few times since...

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Vanessa's Story

Marcus was educated at day schools for special needs when young but went part residential at 16 for 3 years. Followi...

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Emma's Story

I care for my mother who suffers from mental health issues, which means I also have to look after my younger sister....

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