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This year we are continuing our focus on building communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own. In these communities, carers feel recognised and valued.

Download our research report to find out what we're calling for and how we can all help build Carer Friendly Communities.

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Lucy talks about juggling caring with studying

For the last year, Lucy O'Brien, a 29-year-old mental health nursing student from the University of South Wales, has been the sole carer for her mother, who has terminal cancer and is now receiving palliative care at home. An estimated 6m people in the UK are carers – giving their own time to help support a friend or relative with a disability, illness or condition. My Bionic Woman"It was on my mother's 50th birthday that she complained of having a…

James' story highlights the challenges of work and care

James, 28, became a carer literally overnight. His dad, Owen, had a fall and was paralysed below the neck. As an only child James' life changed. Dad was an imposing man both in terms of his character and physical appearance. He was always sure of himself and decisive. Growing up, I have a lot of memories of visiting him at work, where he was in charge of health and safety on London's largest building sites. When I was 12 my…

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  • independent age
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  • Which Elderly Care logo

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