Carers’ Stories Articles

Growing up as a young carer for a parent

Growing up as a young carer for a parent

Seerche talks about her experiences as a young carer, caring for her mum, and how it has shaped her life as an adult. Watch the film'Growing Pains': Find out more about the Carers' Words, Carers'...

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Dealing with emotions as a carer

Dealing with emotions as a carer

Babs shares the emotions she's experienced as a carer, and reveals some of the poetry that she has written as part of our 'Carers' Words, Carers' Lives' project. Watch the short film 'Time for me':...

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Downs and ups as a carer

Downs and ups as a carer

Denise demonstrates in both the despair and humour that go with her caring role. Watch the 'Shipwreck and sunrise' film: Find out more about the Carers' Words, Carers' Lives project. You can watch...

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Memories of a former carer

Memories of a former carer

Anna shares her experiences of caring for her parents, the language barriers they faced and the difficulties and frustrations that this caused. Watch the 'What I Know' film: Find out more about the...

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Effects of long term caring for a partner

Effects of long term caring for a partner

Geoff shares his story of caring for his wife, and the impact that caring in the long term has had on him. Watch the film, 'Long Time': Find out more about the Carers' Words, Carers' Lives project....

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Lea’s story

Lea’s story

Lea is an unpaid carer who lives in East Sussex, and who, along with her sister, jointly cares for her mother with dementia.   Share this article:  

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Charlotte’s Story

Charlotte’s Story

Charlotte's Story Charlotte is one of several unpaid carers in East Sussex to take part in our inter-generational Carers’ Words, Carers’ Lives heritage project. Charlotte took part in a short film...

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Carers’ Words, Carers’ Lives

Carers’ Words, Carers’ Lives

Care for the Carers has produced a poetry anthology of carers’ writing, Carers’ Words, Carers’ Lives,as partof its creative writing project led byourWriter in Residence, Evlynn Sharp. The poems...

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Jason’s Story

Jason’s Story

Jason's Story Jason is one of several unpaid carers in East Sussex to take part in our inter-generational Carers’ Words, Carers’ Lives heritage project. Jason took part in a short film in which he...

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Ian’s Story

Ian’s Story

Ian is one of several unpaid carers in East Sussex to take part in our inter-generational Carers’ Words, Carers’ Lives heritage project. Ian took part in a short film in which he tells his story and...

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John’s Story

John’s Story

John's Story John is one of several unpaid carers in East Sussex to take part in our inter-generational Carers’ Words, Carers’ Lives heritage project. John took part in a short film in which he...

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Carers’ Stories – Chris Raeburn

Carers’ Stories – Chris Raeburn

Carer Ambassador Chris Raeburn talks to Care for the Carers about his experience of caring for this son. YouTube Video    To find out more about how Care for the Carers can support you, please...

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Janice’s Story

Janice’s Story

Janice's Story Janice is one of several unpaid carers in East Sussex to take part in our inter-generational Carers’ Words, Carers’ Lives heritage project. Janice took part in a short film in which...

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In focus: Young Adult Carers Group

In focus: Young Adult Carers Group

            We hold Young Adult Carers (YACs) Groups monthly in the evening for carers aged 17 to 25 years. Run by carer support workers, the groups are split into two...

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Carers Breaks – Derek

Carers Breaks – Derek

Derek is a carer for his wife Susan, who is living with dementia. He talks to Care for the Carers about getting a break from his caring role. ,CarersBreaks If you’re an unpaid carer in East Sussex,...

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Carers Breaks – Roger

Carers Breaks – Roger

Former carer Roger Strange-Burlong looked after his wife for 13 years and here he talks to Care for the Carers about his experience of getting a break from his caring role and the impact on his...

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