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Richard and Yvonne with their much-loved spaniel

Caring for Yvonne

11 March 2024

Richard cared for his wife Yvonne from 2016 until she passed away in April 2023. This is his story. Yvonne’s presence is everywhere in the family home she shared with Richard and their two children in Cambridgeshire. Her quirky collectables sit on shelves and hang from walls. There are colourful wooden flowers, duck ornaments with […]

Young carer sisters together

Children who are young carers say more recognition is essential

26 February 2024

We at Caring Together Charity and young carers are calling for more to be done to help children and young people who are looking after a family member. There are almost 4,000 children and young people under the age of 18 across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk who are caring for someone. But it is years […]

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, […]


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 […]

Support from Caring Together

Janice’s story: “Caring Together has made such a difference to our lives.”

18 July 2022

At Caring Together we support people looking after family members or friends in a wide range of ways, from providing a home care service to being there to support them at a difficult time. Fulltime carer, Janice talks about how our support with taking her husband to a hospital appointment has made a huge difference […]