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Former-Member
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Carers under 30...

Hi everyone.
Im just wondering if theres any young carers on here?
Im 20 and would love to have people around this age bracket to talk to.

I love and respect my elders too though 💖

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Re: Carers under 30...

Hi @Former-Member,

I wish I could think of some carers who are under 30 on here so I could try and connect you with them, but I none come to mind off the top of my head.

Will have a think about it! 

I hope someone else chimes in if they are under 30 or can think of another Forumnite that this age. 

Can I ask what type of carer are you (caring for a parent, child, partner)? Maybe that will also help with finding some members.

CherryBomb

 

Former-Member
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Re: Carers under 30...

Im happy to talk to older carers as well @CherryBomb just wanted to see and maybe talk to some younger forum members.
Lol am i the only one?
Im a carer for my pop. So aged care ❤
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Re: Carers under 30...

Lol, I don't think you are the only one. I know we have had some people caring for the grandparents or parents, but I just can't remember who they are. Smiley Sad

 

Former-Member
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Re: Carers under 30...

thats ok @CherryBomb 

if theres isnt younger carers that ok Smiley Happy

Re: Carers under 30...

Hello @Former-Member

You might be able to link in with other young carers through young Carers NSW, heaps of good stuff, Facebook, think their own forum, recipes, counselling.

http://www.youngcarersnsw.org.au

You can tag me if you need an old chook to speak to ...

Darcy
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Re: Carers under 30...

their forums arent active @Darcy and being on here is awesome

 

but if you dont mind..... how do you cope with all the responsibility of being a carer, how often do you try and take time out fo yourself and for how long (1 hour, the day?)

Re: Carers under 30...

Hi @Former-Member

I work full time (from a home office) so time off is a bit of a luxury for me. Mr Darcy, my husband who I care for had a major crisis, when he came out of hospital 11 months ago he was on suicide watch and I did not get any respite and there were a lot of appointments which I needed to attend with him.

Former-Member
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Re: Carers under 30...

i care for my pop and i live with him so its also full time as well luckily he does have a good day once in a blue moon so wa sjsut curious if i should take an hours break on those days and just do something relaxing or something but then id feel guilty for going out.. @Darcy

Re: Carers under 30...

@Former-Member
Taking time out for me now can involve Mr Darcy, for example we are going out with friends tomorrow, taking some overseas visitors sight seeing. Other times I like to have coffee with friends without him. Only get to do this once a fortnight.

I am hoping to get back into the garden too, once the weather cools I can spend a good couple of hours weeding and this lifts me no end.

I think it all depends on circumstances and time available. As we live semirural I have been able to combine lunch at s cafe with friends when we go to town for appointments too.

Darcy

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