Ainsley looks after his 92-year-old mum, Winnifred. He has been doing so since 2008 but didn’t think of himself as carer. After Winnifred took a fall in 2020, the hospital referred Ainsley to Carers Network.

Carers Network has helped me set up a power of attorney for my mum and apply for attendance allowance. Mum’s care package has helped transform our lives and is very helpful. Mum is happy at home and can join in her faith groups online – which a huge comfort to us both. The pandemic and recent restrictions have made things more challenging, but Carers Network has been a great help with general advice. It’s really reassuring to know they are there. I can pop into the office if I need help or always get them on the phone or by email when I need support.