Carer stories

Carers are all ages and come from all communities. Every Carer’s situation is unique but there are lots of common themes, things that many people experience because of their caring role. Here, some of the Carers we’ve supported have shared their story with us.

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June’s story

June Cray lives near Canterbury and is a full-time Carer for her 30-year-old daughter Laurel who has Cerebral Palsy and autism.

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Jan’s story

Jan Gray lives in Aylesham. She is a mum of three, Carer for her young adult autistic son who has asthma as well as multiple allergies. She also works as a part-time paid care support worker.

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Gill’s story

Gill is 70 and lives in Broadstairs. She combined caring for her husband who had multiple strokes with working as a teacher, until he passed away in 2019.

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Toni’s story

Toni is 56 and lives in Ashford. She works full time as an Accounts Clerk and also looks after her stepson Richard, who experienced irreparable brain damage following the removal of a second brain tumour.

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Gaynor’s story

Gaynor combines studying and working for her nursing apprenticeship with caring for her young adult daughter who has autism and mental health issues.

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