Kate’s story

Kate, cared for her mum and dad for over 20 years while working for the local council. Her mum suffered with dementia and her dad COPD. After her dad passed away, Kate spent everyday caring for her mum whilst continuing to work .

You can get a call at any time. That’s stressful when you’re at work. You’re thinking, ‘ what am I supposed to do now then? I’ve got to be here at work.”

“Sometimes your mind is not really on the job because you’re working away thinking ‘ Has mum got this? Do I need to get this for her on the way home? The stress of it wasn’t considered by my employers.”

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