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Alison unpaid carer

Alison’s story: “I didn’t think I was a carer, I was just doing a job that any daughter would do.”

24 August 2023

Alison has a job and cares for her mum Daphne who is living with Parkinson’s Disease. She explains how juggling work with caring for loved one can be relentless and stressful. 600 people a day leave their job because of the challenges of juggling work with caring for a family member, friend or partner. Unpaid […]

Carer Trevor and Care Professional Kerry

Trevor’s story: “Kerry is very upbeat, she livens the place up.”

27 June 2023

It’s been great to hear what carer Trevor has to say about the difference Kerry and our other care professionals have made to him and his wife Irene. Trevor cares for his wife Irene who has Alzheimer’s Disease. He and his daughter provide much of the support Irene needs, but they value the practical help […]

Keith Care Professional Kerry and Joy

Kerry’s 30 years of caring for others

23 June 2023

Care professional Kerry Giles-Brown is celebrating 30 years of helping people through her work with Caring Together Charity. Caring Together Charity’s chief executive and some of the families she has supported have spoken of how much we all value the role she has played. At a time when there is a social care recruitment crisis, […]

Former carer Freida

Freida’s story – “I didn’t feel the whole weight was on my shoulders.”

8 June 2023

Frieda was struggling to cope with looking after her husband Colin, who had Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. But with the support of our care professionals she was able to continue to care for Colin at home until he sadly died.  Our support was a huge relief for Freida, who had reached crisis point. She said, […]

Rose volunteer trainee counsellor

Rose’s story – “It’s been an amazing and enjoyable experience”

6 June 2023

Rose is one of the volunteers who each play a valuable role as part of the team at our charity. She contacted Caring Together after reading how vitally important our counselling service was to unpaid carers, who were struggling alone, isolated and reaching crisis point. Rose, who is studying for a Level 5 Diploma in […]

Stephanie fundraising volunteer

Stephanie’s story – “I feel a sense of achievement by helping others.”

31 May 2023

Meet Stephanie, one of our volunteers, who each play a valuable role as part of the team at our charity. Stephanie, who moved from Hong Kong to Huntingdon over two years ago, has joined us as our fundraising volunteer. In Hong Kong, she worked full-time for the web service provider Yahoo, where she was responsible […]


Jane’s story – “It’s been a life saver for me”

15 September 2022

At Caring Together our homecare and support to help people with care needs access the community is a vitally important part of what we do. We know if you are caring for a family member or friend choosing the right care that supports your family is of the upmost importance. Jane who cares for her […]

Kate - carer

Kate’s story – My experiences as a carer

24 August 2022

Caring Together want to see carers given improved rights to leave from work. Many carers face significant challenges trying to juggle work and their caring responsibilities. We spoken to one carer, Kate, to find out more about her views and experiences as a carer. If you had one message to give to the Government around […]

Ash - young carer at young carers festival

Ashleigh’s story – Being part of the Caring Together team on work experience

24 August 2022

Caring Together support carers of all ages in a range of ways. We were recently delighted to be able to give young carer Ashleigh the opportunity to spend a couple of days doing some work experience with us. Read more about what this involved and how Ashleigh learned more about the work of Caring Together: […]

Ian Hitch informal picture

Meet our carer council – Ian Hitch

25 July 2022

The carer council has been created to ensure the voice of carers is heard throughout the work of Caring Together, and further afield. Whatever your role in looking after a family member or friend, we want to hear from you. Caring Together believe that you, as carers, are the experts when it comes to issues […]