Douglas’s story

By |2018-01-31T12:42:28+00:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Carer Stories|

Douglas’ Story Douglas’ mum has been struggling with Myalgic Encephalopathy (M.E.) since June 2013. This affects her in varying degrees but on the whole it means she is housebound and feels exhausted for days after doing small tasks such as hanging out the washing. Douglas and his older brother help [...]

Paul’s story

By |2018-01-31T12:41:19+00:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Carer Stories|

Paul's Story Paul’s mum has been registered as a carer with us for a number of years now. She cares for her youngest son John who is 9 years old and has profound Autism as well as a Learning Disability. When she heard about the Young Carer service that we [...]

Ella’s story

By |2018-01-31T12:13:38+00:00October 25th, 2017|Categories: Carer Stories|

Ella's story Ella was referred to Carers Link in February 2015 when she was 11 years old, she is now 13. Ella’s younger sister is 5 years old and although she has no formal diagnosis, she has additional support needs and delayed development. Sophie struggles with communication, still wears nappies [...]