'I didn’t really consider myself as his carer.'
'It was a tough blow to deal with. Very tough.'
'I am his carer, but I'm his wife as well.'
'It takes a special kind of person to do what the Macmillan crowd do.'
Right now, the government is consulting on what the Carers' Strategy for England should say. Ask the government to help make sure cancer carers don't have to cope alone.
If you provide unpaid practical and emotional support to a person who would not manage without your help, you’re a carer.
Carers play a vital role within the health and care system. Yet many don’t identify as being a carer. They may not realise that there is support available or know how to ask for help.
Macmillan makes sure the needs of people affected by cancer are represented in Parliament. We influence Government and politicians to improve care and support at every stage of the cancer journey.
Read about how Christine cared for her husband Ray throughout his cancer diagnosis and treatment. She now volunteers as a Community Champion on the Community.
Looking after a loved one with cancer? This is a safe and supportive place to share your worries and emotions without worrying about upsetting members living with cancer. Please remember when posting that this group is for Carers only.