‘I became a carer when I was 8 years old. I don’t see it as a label, I see it as an aspect of my life, my personality. Caring for my mum has enriched my life a lot.’
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‘It's made me a stronger person, a more resilient person.’
‘It can be really hard, but focus on the positives – helping someone is a beautiful thing that we can do. Remember that a lot of people do this.’
‘At times it can be tough. But you can get help. Sometimes you have to look for it… but help is only a phone call away.’
‘I do it because I love Edie, that’s my commitment to her.’
‘You shouldn’t be afraid to reach out for help, whether that’s to family or someone outside.’
‘I’m an occupational therapist because of my experience as a carer.’
As a carer, you help the person you care for with many activities in and around the home. Understanding what you need to do and what help you can get can make your life easier.
One of the roles of a carer is to speak up for someone who may not be able to speak for themselves, or who may need help in getting the help or services they need.
Many people don’t see themselves as carers. They are just children, parents, partners, relatives or friends who care for someone close to them.