Tony's story

TEFL

As someone who applies each year for the carers grant, I cannot emphasise enough the invaluable support it provides.

It has allowed me to replace an old mattress which was causing sleep and back problems. I enrolled in the gym and felt great for losing weight. I've taken breaks with my son to the Roman Baths, the Eden Project and most memorably to watch Northampton Saints win the Premiership, at Twickenham in 2015.

I am now studying an online Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) course. It helps keep my mind active and acquire a new qualification tprovide some income after my caring role ends. I would encourage all carers to apply for the grant