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.

No place for our loved ones to go

There is a great and growing crisis in Australia that few people know about and even less are talking about, says Sydney mother and working carer Estelle Shields.

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Maurice’s caring promise

Maurice works as a photographer for a busy metropolitan newspaper and cares for his elderly father-in-law, who lives at home with him and his two teenage children. Maurice’s wife died of cancer three years ago.

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Amy proves that Women can do anything!

Amy Beckett is a working carer and the mother of two teenage daughters, aged 16 and 18. Her story encapsulates so many of the pressing issues faced by Australia’s army of working carers.

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An inspiration for working carers

Working carer, sociologist, academic, life coach, columnist, bestselling author, and Oprah’s friend, Martha Beck, was interviewed recently by Carers New Zealand

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Chanakarn loses job to care for Mum

Chanakarn loves her mother Yanisa, 86, ‘and I would never in a million years consider putting her into a nursing home’ but having her living at home is putting enormous emotional and financial strain on her to the point where she feels she is facing complete exhaustion.

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