Carers’ Stories



Joy and Tony

Aged 40, Tony was diagnosed with osteoarthritis, leaving him in constant pain. Seven years ago, Joy was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. At the time, their son Aaron was three and their daughter Ashleigh just three weeks old. Read more

Margot and Thomas

Margot is a full-time carer and cares for her son, Thomas. She explains how the Stepping Out scheme provided a break for both of them. Read more


61-year-old Wayne is living with two different types of dementia. The former IT and business teacher credits the Stepping Out scheme with giving him “a reason to get up and get out in the morning rather than hiding”. Read more