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

24th August 23

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 carers lose out financially, as they often have to cut their hours or leave work altogether.

Juggling work with caring can also affect their wellbeing as Alison told us in the video, they can be constantly busy making and taking their loved ones to appointments and shopping and cleaning for them.

You can read Alison’s full story in our Caring magazine. 

Alison on the the stress of juggling work with caring for her Mum

Alison on how her caring role has affected her mental wellbeing

Alison on identifying herself as an unpaid carer


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