I am the primary carer to my son, who has a severe disability; and I couldn’t help but wonder if there were any other carers in the GWJ community.
This is my first attempt at creating a thread so I apologise in advance for everything that follows.
I know ‘carer’ can have a few different meanings; I’m talking here about people who care for a family member, etc. in a personal or private capacity. (I’m not talking about professional carers, nor am I talking about the type of caring that is seen in a typical parent-child relationship.) In my case it is my son that I care for, but a caring relationship can come in lots of different forms so I’m definitely not saying it needs to be a child who is being cared for.
I thought that perhaps other people in somewhat similar circumstances might want to get together to share stories, maybe give each other advice, and just provide some form of support to one another. My opinion is that being a carer brings with it both positives and negatives, and perhaps this thread could be a place to talk about both of those aspects of the role.