‘I became a carer when I was 8 years old. I don’t see it as a label, I see it as an aspect of my life, my personality. Caring for my mum has enriched my life a lot.’
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‘Look after yourself, because if you don’t look after yourself, you can’t be a carer.’
‘It was the hardest thing I’ve done, but I’m glad I could be his carer.’
As a carer, you’ll often put the needs of the person you care for before your own needs. It’s OK to look after yourself too.