We support each other. We see each other every month, and anybody can ring me up anytime just to talk.
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‘I do it because I love Edie, that’s my commitment to her.’
'Self preservation is essential. You have to step back sometimes, even if it’s just for a small amount of time.'
‘I just like to see my daughters be happy within themselves to know that they have got a mum as a carer.’
‘I have found caring can be done long-term, it can be done well. But it is done best when it’s shared.’
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.