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Many companies are developing ways to better support carers. This is good for carers, providing income, independence and fulfilment.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) carers face the same stresses and pressures as other carers. But you may also face added problems of discrimination. LGBTI carers can use all the same supports and services as other carers, including financial help, respite services and help and advice in many areas.
Explore our 10 tips about what you can do to make life easier if you are a carer who is also working.
‘I just like to see my daughters be happy within themselves to know that they have got a mum as a carer.’
‘I’m an occupational therapist because of my experience as a carer.’
If you care for someone with an illness or disability, things are likely to change over time. The person might need more care in the future, or you might not be able to continue caring for them.
Working can give you income, satisfaction, interest and contact with other people. It can also give you a break from caring.
As a carer, you have legal rights about your role and how you should be treated. You may also need to manage the legal affairs of the person you care for.