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Carer Stories

Carers come from diverse backgrounds, experiences and cultures and there is a story behind each one of them.

Their experience is unique and can offer insight, perspective and coherence into the lives of others.

Caring for a loved one is a privilege. The work you do matters, and your story can create change.

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Jasmin cares for her eight-year-old son Luke who has non-verbal autism. At first, Jasmin did not identify herself as carers. She took her caring role due to a sense of family responsibility. Her story makes a difference. She is making life better.

Sue cares for her husband Gordon who had an accident while serving in the army and still lives with chronic pain. At first, Sue did not identify herself as carers. She took her caring role due to a sense of family responsibility. Her story makes a difference. She is making life better.

Tamsyn is not new to the caring role. She was once a carer to her son with leukaemia, and now cares for her mother with diabetes. Her lived experience as a carer is what actually inspired her to help others.

Yvonne’s twin sons were born with varying degrees of disability; she talks about how counselling kept her family together through difficult times and the creative new way she …

Being a young carer isn’t always easy, but as Corby explains, it has its rewards.

Two months after his wedding, Bob’s wife had a brain tumour removed that changed her forever. His story is one of resilience, perseverance and hope.

Melanie’s twin boys were born with severe eczema and allergies. After years of going it alone, Mel found a way to get the support she needed, and help …

Peter tells his story of long-term caring of his son and the difference support groups have made to his life.

No two caring roles are the same, and some carers don’t realise they need support. But, as Kath explains here, there are times when reaching out can really …