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  • Stories

    This is Caring: James

    05 May 2017

    James, 28, became a carer literally overnight. His dad, Owen, had a fall and was paralysed below the neck. As an only child James’ life changed, “I’ve become a kind-of parent”
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    This is Caring: Julia

    06 March 2017

    Julia Jones, 62, has children, grandchildren, a partner and work that she loves. She is also a primary carer for her mother June, 92, who has dementia.  Describing the start of her caring role as “standing ...
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    Gaia: "I belong here"

    23 February 2017

    When Gaia Holmes’ dad David asked her to make the 500-mile trip from Halifax to the remote Orkney Islands to care for him, she was devastated to discover just how ill he was. But despite the challenges of ...
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    Sharing the load

    22 February 2017

    As carers, we often find we have a lot on our plates. And then, without asking for any more, we find our portion keeps on growing. Here, Carers UK member Helen Page shares her experience of trying to cope ...

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