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.
A funny, moving, and raw account from Mark, who cares 24/7 for his 18-year-old son. It’s a totally honest view of their world, which we think many carers will be able to relate to, depicting what life is really like. It shows the true emotions and frustrations many carers go through behind closed doors and the toll this can take on a family and an individual.
Jane shares her experience of navigating the system to get respite. She has cared for four members of her family.
Dave cares for his wife Sarah, who has physical disabilities. He took up 3-D printing during lockdown and is a keen angler.
Parent carer Patricia was part of a group of 22 women who met on a weekly community Zoom meeting, who collectively decided to write a book.
My son has been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, ASD, ADHD, a heart condition, diabetes, asthma & anxiety.
Seven years ago, I became a dad, Never did I envisage the journey that my newly born child, my wife, and I would embark on.
Chris’s husband Nick has lived with Huntington’s disease for more than 25 years. He moved into a local nursing home in 2020.
I am an accountant by profession. I gave up my career to care full-time for my son, Musa, 16.
I care for my 20-year-old son Harry, who has severe epilepsy. A few years ago, I caught the sewing bug.
Living with second-hand depression and the roller coaster ride that is being a full-time unpaid carer.
Mark’s 10-year old son, Ralph, has ADHD and OCD. He moved in with Mark in 2019 and he has been a full-time carer ever since.
Parent carer and senior nurse Edward opens up about why he set up a group to help men to look after their mental health.
As someone who applies each year for the carers grant, I cannot emphasise enough the invaluable support it provides.
Kayson has cared for his 84-year-old mother Kay for the last seven years, after he moved back into the family home.
Eileen is a former carer for her mother who had Alzheimer’s. She talks about the needs of employers to be flexible and embrace carers.
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.
Lynn is a busy carer who has signed up as a volunteer. She spoke to us about why she volunteers.
Christine has been a carer for her husband for many years and is now supporting him 24/7.
My mother lived with Multiple Sclerosis when I was growing up.
Ortrud explains how, despite being reluctant at first, counselling has really helped her.
Susan made an important find after the the reminiscence session of one of our Ancestry Talks.
Young carers Jacobi and Aerith help care for their mum, Jenny who has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
Jamaal cares for his younger brother, who is 13. He has ADHD and Autism.
Jamaal explains what it’s like to be a young carer.
Eve has learning disabilities and she cares for her husband Pete, who has several diagnoses. She talks about the impact of caring on her condition.