We are continually gathering stories from working carers. These stories provide an insight into the experiences of other working carers and provide a source of inspiration and support for us all.

Here is our list of working carer stories. We will continue to add more stories as they become available so keep checking this page.

Sharlene inherited someone else’s mum

As an unmarried mum with two kids, Monica was always well supported by her own mother, Grace.

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Karen cares for her younger sister

Karen runs a busy hair salon in Sydney’s western suburbs by day and at night cares for her sister.

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Antonia has been a working carer for 32 years

Antonia learned her son had a brain tumour 32 years ago, she is still caring for her son while working full-time as a nurse.

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Dad’s at home while Elizabeth is interstate

George calls himself a ‘COLB’, which he says is short for ‘cranky old Luddite bugger’

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Caring for a person with mental illness

 

Caring for a person with mental illness presents deep challenges.

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