Caring Lives

11th – 17th June is Carers Week and the campaign aims to highlight the issues facing carers. We speak to two local carers about their lives.

If you are a carer and want help, advice or support, you can contact Sheffield Carers Centre's Helpline on 272 8362 between 10am and 12.30 Monday to Friday. Website:

Sue Lawrence

Looking back on it, Sue's always been a carer. The eldest of five children, she soon started helping out with her younger siblings. With her dad working full-time, her mum was left in the traditional role of looking after relatives. Sue helped out and gradually took on more and more. She offers some insight into the life of a carer.

Pat Love

Pat has been a Pitsmoor resident for ten years. She has a nine-year-old son, Jordan, who has autism and learning difficulties. He attends Rowan School. She tells us a little about her life as a carer.

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