"I care for my mum who has dementia. I go to her house everyday and help her get washed and dressed, remind her to take her medication, and change the bedding as she often has accidents during the night. I do this in between taking my young children to school and nursery. I feel proud and extremely happy that by caring for my mum she can continue to live in her own home but I do feel exhausted at times. NEWCIS make me feel like my problems matter, no matter how small. They have helped me access respite so that I can take a well-deserved break and provided me with a grant which helped me to buy a washing machine to do mums washing. Without NEWCIS I don’t think I would be coping as well as I do. Thank you."

Sarah, 35