Carers' Stories

Carers First understands that every carer's story is different, but that many of the challenges remain the same. 

We want to give an opportunity for carers to share their stories and let their voices be heard. We want to show the day-to-day realities of caring, the highs and the lows.

If you are a carer and would like to share your story with others please contact us at

Laura's Story

“The pandemic has been so frightening, and I’ve often felt trapped.”

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Rebecca's Story

“As his carer, I don’t have a life. But it was my choice to take care of him, he’s my son.”

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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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