This is a space for members of the caring community to share their experience of life as a carer. Whether it’s expressed through a poem or a personal account, In Your Words highlights the differences we face as carers yet also shines a light on feelings to which we can all relate. If you’d like to share your own story, please get in touch .

In Your Words

Lyanne’s Story

‘Eight years ago my son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how people communicate and interact...

Musings from an anonymous parent carer

‘One thing I find really hard about my 4 year old son's autism is the emotional volatility. He feels every frustration, or everything that...

Arti’s Story

  Arti's Story Whenever I get asked if I'm a carer, my immediate answer is "no", followed by "not really" and then... "ish?" I don't really identify...

“We Care” – Layla’s Poem

We Care - Layla's Poem  The care plans and assessments The forms and deadlines The medication changes and diagnoses We are there. The meltdowns and the tears Frustration, pain and...

Welcome to Holland

"Welcome to Holland" By Emily Perl Kingsley, 1987.  All rights reserved. I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability...

Emma’s Story

  Emma's Story  Hey I’m Emma, I am wife, Mum, Business Owner, Charity Founder and Carer for my amazing husband Leigh who is an amputee and...

Laura’s Story

Laura's Story  I don’t profess to be an expert in caring. I can’t pretend I know what it is like to care for someone year...

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