3 in 5 of us will become a carer at some point in our lives. Read the stories of our hidden heroes who look after a loved one.
Tom cares for his wife Joelle who has muscular dystrophy.
Anne-Marie cares for both of her parents and is also a registered nurse and Service Transformation Manager at Wiltshire Health and Care.
Debra is a working carer, working full time around caring for her husband John.
David cares for his wife Georgina, who has advanced late stage Alzheimer’s.
Major Edd Gordon has served in the Army for 28 years, 20 of which he has also been dad and carer to Harry. He talks about the experience of being a military family with a unique child.
Finley is 10 years old and is a young carer for his mum Emily, who suffers from various health conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Rosario has always cared for her mum, who has schizophrenia and is bipolar. Now 25, she talks about how this has affected her.
Shona cares for her young daughter Anabel who has a rare chromosome disorder, one of less than 200 people worldwide with the same.
Liam and his little brother Samuel from Chippenham are about as close as brothers can get. Now 19 years old, Liam has been caring for Samuel, who is 7 and has autism, pretty much since he was born.
Juggling her caring role with school proved difficult for Stacey and her mental health suffered.
Celina was thrown into caring for her Mum at a young age, but no one really understood her caring role and how hard it was to juggle everything at once
Anita cares for her daughter, Sophie who is disabled. Without family support, Anita was struggling to manage on her own
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