We are continually gathering stories from working carers. These stories provide an insight into the experiences of other working carers and provide a source of inspiration and support for us all.

Here is our list of working carer stories. We will continue to add more stories as they become available so keep checking this page.

Being a carer disrupted the HSC for Sam

Sam was in Year 11 when his dad’s accident impacted on his life and made him a carer for 12 months.

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Daughter is daunted by complexity of aged care fees

When Penny’s 74-year-old mother had a severe fall, breaking her ankle and leg, she couldn’t walk any more.

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Damien shocked to become a working carer

Damien had not seen his father for a number of years when he got a call from a distant relative.

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55 years of care and still going strong

Ella and Brian are in their 70s and are still working and caring for their daughter.

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This new dad enjoys flexible work hours

New dad and working carer Brendan is grateful to have an employer able to offer flexible working hours.

 

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