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Amar - Interview 01

Amar's mother got a schizophrenic disorder around the time the family moved from Kenya via India to England. Over forty years later, Amar is her mother's main carer, on top of a full time job and being a parent.

  • Background

    Amar is a Social Worker and works as a Operational Manager of a family support centre. She is married and has a 17 year old son. She became a carer...

  • Age at interview 51
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Nita - Interview 12

    Nita cares for her mother who is diagnosed with manic depression. She thinks it is essential that carers have their own needs met and that they get support to come to terms with the loss and hurt they may feel.

  • Background

    Nita was born in East Africa and grew up in the Midlands. She is married and has two sons in their twenties. She works as a Carer Development Officer for...

  • Age at interview 46
  • Sex/Gender Female
  • Anton - Interview16

    Anton cares for his 84 year old mother who suffers from dementia. His caring responsibilities together with his own health problems meant he had to take early retirement, but he is very involved in voluntary work.

  • Background

    Anton’s family came to the UK from Sri Lanka when he was a child. He is single and an auditor by profession. He became his mother’s main carer at age...

  • Age at interview 63
  • Sex/Gender Male
  • Elaine - Interview 32

    Elaine was the main carer for her father for the last four years of his life. He suffered from vascular dementia and Elaine feels both he as a patient and she as a carer were let down by the system.

  • Background

    Elaine is a retired nurse. She is single and has a grown up daughter. She became a carer at age 56. Ethnic background: Mixed Afro-Caribbean/ White European.

  • Age at interview 60
  • Sex/Gender Female