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Carers Week 2015

We are supporting Carers Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities.

Caring for my husband is not a burden. But I wish things were different.

Lyn, full-time carer for her husband, David

Lyn, 62, became a full-time carer for her husband David after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour in September 2013. To highlight the incredible role the carers play and the challenges they face, we asked Lyn to tell us more about her experiences. Read her blog post here.

If you give unpaid support to a member of your family or to a friend, who could not manage without your help, you are a carer. Caring can have a huge effect on you and your life. It is often forgotten that you can only care well if you care for yourself. For more information on caring, please read our page on being a carer.

Join our carers community online

Our closed Facebook group is a safe and secure space to connect with other carers and share your experiences.