People who we support share their experiences of being a carer for a family member or friend.
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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 […]Read more...
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 […]Read more...
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: […]Read more...
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 […]Read more...
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 […]Read more...
“I feel that my caring experience helps me support other carers”
1 June 2022
Tom volunteers with our Norfolk Young Carers Forum. The forum gives young carers and young adult carers the opportunity to raise awareness and make a difference on the issues that affect them and their families. As a young adult carer to his mum who has a physical disability, he brings a wealth of experience to […]Read more...
“I felt like I was expected to do the work to get him out of hospital.”
20 May 2022
*Jan’s story – Adult carer experience of dealing with hospital discharge Jan is a carer for a frail husband who is living with dementia. He recently moved into a care home after he was discharged from hospital. Jan has been caring for her husband for around three to four years. She says she is unsure […]Read more...
“Caring has affected my life dramatically – mentally and physically.”
25 April 2022
Betty is a full-time carer to her husband John. In this short film she talks about the challenges she faces on a daily basis, the support she receives from Caring Together and what would make a difference to her caring role.Read more...
You can feel confident about asking for support – a message from Dr Osman Bhatti
20 April 2022
NHS GP, Dr Osman Bhatti has spoken about why it is ok for people caring for a family member or friend to seek support from organisations such as Caring Together. He said, “There are factors that affect different communities accessing support…could be due to taboo issues, or it may not feel right or they are […]Read more...
The importance of carers and support – Imam Sejad Mekic of Cambridge Central Mosque
8 April 2022
Imam Sejad Mekic of Cambridge Central Mosque has spoken about the importance and value of carers, saying “taking care of someone is a unique and really excellent meritorious practice that is heavily rewarded for us in this life and in the next life.” He encourages people from his community who care for a loved one […]Read more...