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Longhurst Group colleague Carina shares her experience of being an unpaid carer for her mum

“There were a lot of challenging days.”

Those are the words of Longhurst Group colleague, Carina Monnelly-Owen, when recalling her experiences of being a carer for her mum.

Carina’s mum Betty had a variety of health conditions, leaving Carina trying to balance work, caring for her mum and looking after her own children.

Carina said: “I remember sitting in a meeting in Nottingham with my manager and for a very long time I’d kept how I was feeling to myself. I just cried and cried and my boss just listened.

It was at that time I realised I wasn’t alone going through this. Yes mum was my focus, but I needed some support too.”

You can hear Carina’s full story in the video below.

If you’re struggling with caring responsibilities, there’s help available. Click here to find out how we can support you.

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