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Betty and John Ellis fundraising for Caring Together

“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.

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NHS GP Dr Osman Bhatti

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 […]

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Imam Sejad Mekic Cambridge Central Mosque

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 […]

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Ruby case study quote 3

“Being a young carer has made me the ‘mother’ of my friendship group”

6 April 2022

About Ruby 14-year-old Ruby is a carer for her 16-year-old brother who has autism, this affects his understanding and how he communicates and interacts with the world. When Ruby is not caring for her brother, she enjoys meeting up with friends, going into Norwich and cycling. However, her real passion is listening and singing to […]

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Rosalyn's story - the couple

“It’s made me more aware that I am not the only person caring for a loved one.”

29 March 2022

Rosalyn is a full-time carer for her 63-year-old husband Barry who is living with early onset dementia. In the early days, Barry was a professional speedway driver who rode for the Peterborough Panthers and that is where the couple first met. They are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this year. Rosalyn’s caring role Rosalyn describes her […]

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Young Adult Carer Abby

“They take Dad’s word and won’t listen to me”

10 March 2022

Abby talks about her experience as a young adult carer – and how it can make a difference if medical professionals realise the need to listen to young adult carers as they can have valuable information about the person they care for. Find out more about our work with NHS England and NHS Improvement on […]

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NHS Top Tips for GPs - Heather video

“I want to feel like they know I am there, and I am a young carer”

9 March 2022

Heather talks about her experience as a young carer – and how it can make a difference if medical professionals realise the need for young carers to be involved in the care of the person they care for. Find out more about our work with NHS England and NHS Improvement on a campaign to show […]

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Young carer Liam

“I don’t want to be treated like I don’t know anything”

7 March 2022

Young carer Liam talks about his experience as a young carer – and how it can feel when medical professionals don’t realise the level of understanding a young carer can have of the medical needs of the person they care for. Find out more about our work with NHS England and NHS Improvement on a […]

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Shahida Rahman

A message from Shahida encouraging women to seek support

7 March 2022

Shahida Rahman, is a Trustee of Cambridge Central Mosque and Trustee and Chair of the Board of Trustee of the Karim Foundation. Shahida encourages women who are caring for a family member of friend to seek help. She said “Women have a huge role in looking after their ill relatives, whilst trying to maintain the […]

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Ferzana

“As a woman there is an expectation that you’ve just got to do it”

4 March 2022

On the eve of International Women’s Day (8 March), we are highlighting the challenges women face when caring for a friend or family member. Caring is still often thought of as being part and parcel of women’s lives, and women are still most likely to be providing care and most likely to be providing more […]

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