To all the carers out there, this one's for you.
- For getting up extra early to help a loved one start their day before you start your own
- For cooking and feeding a family member before you feed yourself
- For putting a smile on a loved one's face instead of your own
We applaud you all.
We know things are tough right now and you may be feeling more isolated than ever before. Remember: we’re here for you every step of the way.
One person who wants to remind you of this is Mina, whose husband was diagnosed with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy many years ago. Unable to move most of his body, Mina helps him with almost every aspect of his day-to-day life. Managing her responsibilities as a carer while working as a civil servant has not been easy and, during these unsettling times, it’s been particularly challenging.
In our new podcast, Mina talks to us about what lockdown means for her and her family. She emphasises the importance of appreciating what we have in life and taking this opportunity to learn more about each other. And not just appreciating the people we care for, but our colleagues, friends and other carers within our community. Strengthening relationships in times of crisis is important. It is, after all, the reason we care for someone in the first place. We also discuss how the Charity supported Mina financially and emotionally many years ago. Read her full story.