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 voice@carersfirst.org.uk.

Crystal and Charlene's story (daughter and mum)
Crystal and Charlene's story (daughter and mum)

"When I wasn’t with Young Carers, I felt alone with no support." (Crystal)

"Our life is so more manageable knowing we have full support day in day out." (Charlene)

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Carla's story
Carla's story

“As a mum, I felt that I could do it, that I was fine, but I wasn’t fully aware of how caring was impacting my wellbeing."

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Laura's Story
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
Charlotte's story

Homeschooling my son during lockdown and becoming a carer overnight

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Lorena's Story
Lorena's Story

Harry, who turns 20 in July, has complex health needs. These include learning disabilities, autism and physical conditions, such as a chronic lung disease for which he requires oxygen. This means isolating is essential to protect him from the virus.

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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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