3 in 5 of us will become carers at some stage in our lives. Caring can be unpredictable; it can happen overnight or creep up on you and often cannot be planned. However you are not alone. In fact there are currently over 3 million people in the UK who are working and caring for someone.
View the links below for some case studies of working carers.
Terry and his partner Sherry have two children. George and his elder brother William. William has Cerebal Palsy and caring for him is a 24 hour, round-the-clock job.
Nicola is a service liaison officer for Cable & Wireless UK and has been with BT since the age of 17. Her place of work varies on a weekly basis with time spent working from the office, from home (one day a week) and travelling to attend meetings.
My dad has been on his own since mum died 3 years ago. At 79, he’s got a heart condition, incontinence, is generally very frail and unable to get around the house, even with his walking frame and we thought we’d lost him three times.