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.

Her mum just needs a bit of help but Janine is far away

Janine lives five hours’ drive from her mum, who is ageing and becoming increasingly dependent.


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The hard road of caring for a son with mental illness

Tanya and Paul are an ordinary working couple living the extraordinary life of parents of a person with a mental illness.


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Rebecca and Paul make a great team

Rebecca, a secretary, met Paul, a journalist and car accident survivor, when the couple both worked for a city advertising agency.


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When the carer gets sick

Penny was devastated when she learned she had a brain tumour.

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Jennifer juggles work with caring for her sick husband

Elliot has cancer. His wife Jennifer is at her wits end trying to support him.


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