Supporting carers like Dave
Dave’s eldest daughter has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair.
Dave’s face lights up when he talks about Emily, 19. “When I get up in the morning and she gives me her big smile, or wants a cuddle, it’s those moments that give me strength,” he says.
Dave is there for Emily around the clock. It’s an exhausting routine.
When Dave was at his lowest ebb, Carers Gloucestershire was there.
Dave first came to Carers Gloucestershire when Emily was three. Since then, we’ve supported the family in practical ways - helping him sort out his finances, finding the right education for Emily, sorting out respite care and providing Dave with counselling.
It’s the kind of quiet, behind the scenes support that doesn’t grab headlines, but we provide a lifeline for Gloucestershire's carers.
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