Radio Merseyside Interview

To promote national Carers Week tide’s Ruth Eley and former carer Hilary Tetlow spoke to BBC Radio Merseyside breakfast show host, Tony Snell about carers week.

Hilary shared her personal story about how she gave up a high-powered job in the fashion industry to care for her mum who had been diagnosed with dementia. Hilary explained to viewers the difficulties she faced both emotionally and physically when trying to navigate a world she had no previous experience or knowledge of.

Ruth then made a call for carers to get in touch explaining how important it is to get involved, particularly in the current financial climate, so that commissioners and providers hear the voice of carers when making decisions about service changes.  The more people who get connected, then the stronger the voice.

To listen to the full interview, go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p054f9m0

The interview starts at 25 minutes and 30 seconds in.