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Carers' questions answered in the Carers Community

Advisors from the national Carers Direct helpline are constantly monitoring the Carers Community forum waiting to answer questions on legal, financial and other issues affecting carers. If you've got a problem and don't mind sharing it, they can offer some help.

Are you a carer? Join the blog

The carers blogWe're looking for more carers to tell their stories in the carers blog. So if you want to share your experiences of being a carer and hopefully help others, download the registration form, follow the instructions and we'll set you up.

The carers bloggers

Shelley121 looks after her husband who has bipolar disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder
Kendra27
is 27 and has been caring for her partner with mental health problems and gender identity disorder since 2006
The Mother feels that after 26 years as a carer, 'The Mother' is the only identity that she is really allowed
ned ludd, carer
has a grown-up son with learning and physical disabilities, who needs 24 hour care. He wants to change the culture of caring to focus less on bureaucracy and 'box-ticking'
Anthony1
has cared for his wife, who has Alzheimer's, for 13 years. He would like to hear from people in a similar situation
Wonderwoman1 cares for her husband, who has a back injury, and her 2 children who both have autistic spectrum disorder
Tony
aka User145767 is a full time carer for his daughter 'G' who has Downs Syndrome.

Scribbler John
 
cares for his Dad, who has had a stroke, and his Mum who has mobility problems
Hazel
  cares for her 90 year old husband who has Parkinson's disease and diabetes
Deborah Packenham
has a son with autism and is National Autistic Society (NAS) Branch Officer for Barnet
Sam S is a youth and community worker for The Princess Royal Trust for Carers
Kerry Page has 4 children between aged 20 and 10. Her youngest two boys are both severely disabled with Fragile X Syndrome and autism
Wendy1 is from Chill4usCarers

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