I was given, help, advice, kindness and a sympathetic ear

“I came to the Centre at a time of emotional burn out and mental/physical exhaustion. I had no idea of the help available or how to access it. I was trying to be a full time carer while also working full time. I had no idea I had any rights as a carer and was attempting to fit all my mother’s many healthcare appointments around my work, using precious holiday which I desperately needed to recharge my batteries. I was given, help, advice, kindness and a sympathetic ear and left with a list of agencies who could support me and armed with knowledge to deal with them and my employer. Without the help of the Centre I genuinely think I would have had a complete breakdown and been unable to look after myself and family, let alone my mother!”