Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. Our vision is that unpaid carers count and can access the help they need to live their lives.
Jake* is 20 years old and has helped to care for his younger brother, who has autism and epilepsy, since he was aged four.
In this blog, Julia talks about how being a carer for her mother affected different aspects of her life.
Ibrahim* is 68 and cares for his wife Nadira who has the long-term conditions ankylosing spondylitis and fibromyalgia.