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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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

Volunteer Tom

“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 […]

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“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 […]

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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“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 […]

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 […]