Carers Stories

Carers in Bedfordshire is a registered charity. We are here to help unpaid carers of all ages, right across Bedfordshire, with information, support and advice. We give voice to their concerns.

Ena Loum

Ena's Story

 I am an accountant by profession. I gave up my career to care full-time for my son, Musa, 16.

Rollercoaster Story

Living with second-hand depression and the roller coaster ride that is being a full-time unpaid carer.

Eve

Eve's Story

Eve was at a Valuing People national forum as a Learning Disabilities representative when she met Pete.  

Yvonne's Story

I have been caring for my son for nine years. He is autistic and has a micro duplication of chromosome 16p11.2. 

Michael with the bike he bought with his carers grant

Michael's Story

I have been a carer for my partner for the last ten years when she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and bipolar. 

Eshe's Story

I’m closer to my younger brother than most siblings, we’re more like friends. He doesn’t have much contact with others his age…

Christine's Story

Christine has been a carer for her husband for many years. In the last 12 months, she has become a full-time carer and is supporting her husband 24/7.

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire's Story

My mother lived with Multiple Sclerosis when I was growing up. I remember the days of feeling huge responsibility…

Ortrud

Ortrud's Story

Ortrud explains how, despite being reluctant at first, counselling has helped her.  

Jenny's Story

Young carers Jacobi and Aerith help care for their mum, Jenny who has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Jamaal Otieno

Jamaal's Story

I care for my younger brother, who is 13. He has ADHD and Autism. My main responsibilities are to ensure he’s happy…

Your Story?

Hearing about the real experiences of carers is inspiring and informative. If you would be happy to share your story, we’d love to hear from you.