Carers stories

Carers come from all walks of life, age groups and backgrounds, and each carer's experience is unique. Here carers tell their story

- AN - Sam story

  • Sam tells her story

    It was when I heard from them that becoming a carer can happen at any age and that there are young children who find themselves in caring roles for parents or family members, it was then that I decided to abandon my ego and seek the help I needed.
  • Martin's story

    At the Deakin Cottage the staff are able to provide the one-on-one he requires, allowing his granddaughter to receive some respite from her role as Martin's carer.
  • Robert's journey at Deakin Cottage

    Robert's daughter went on holidays. Holiday that would not have been possible without the support of the Carers ACT Deakin Cottage
  • Above the call of duty

    Reporting the incident to Carers ACT, the support worker stayed with the family, offered emotional support as well as practical assistance such as helping to tidy and clean Michael's room.
  • Serena

    The Deakin Cottage has been able to provide Serena's carer with ongoing and regular respite allowing Serena to go on living with her carer and not needing to go into a residential facility full time.
  • Hannah's story

    Hannah is just like any other 18 year old girl. She enjoys shopping, spending time with her friends, trying out new make-up and playing sport. However, unlike her friends Hannah has the responsibility of being a carer for her mother, Karen.