It takes a special kind of person to be a full time carer.
Someone willing to to put the needs of another person ahead of their own. Someone who is selfless, compassionate who is prepared to sacrifice a career, their identity and future opportunities.
I don’t think I could do it, but Kris Pierce has done it and continues to be the full time carer of her 18 year old son Will.
Carers are often a forgotten group of people, who struggle to be seen, heard and acknowledged for the incredible work they do every day across the country.
In this enlightening conversation Kris talks about trusting others to care for her son, guilt, the importance of filling her own bucket, why it’s important to accept help when it’s offered and how her role as a carer has taught her more about herself including becoming braver in her decisions