Sophie is taking care of both her son and mother-in-law, both live with her at home. Her mother-in law having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s needs someone at all times to support her with her mobility and daily living activities while her son is autistic and requires ongoing emotional and practical support on a daily basis. While taking care of both her family members , Sophie , works part time at a local school.
“My employer hasn’t mentioned a carers policy, or carers leave, nor have I sat down with the manager and been asked how they can support me.”
“This is the thing; you don’t necessarily know the route to go down. My support was very much from people I knew.”