The Carers' Resource is the local, specialist carers' centre for the
Bradford and Airedale, Harrogate and Ripon, and Craven districts of Yorkshire.

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Audrey’s story

Audrey

Audrey Young, of Wilsden, says she was encouraged to apply for the Carer’s Wellbeing Grant by a carer caseworker at Carers’ Resource.

“I didn’t think about getting anything to help me or make my life better. I was more concerned about making sure Aunty was sorted and had everything she needed,” says Mrs Young, 69, who was full-time carer for her Aunty Mary Dubil, who died aged 92 in June.

A former Meals on Wheels supervisor at Bradford Council, Mrs Young used her grant to buy a Todo crafting machine which combines hot foil, letterpress, die-cutting and embossing – giving her the freedom to create beautiful cards, gift boxes and presents.

“It’s an amazing machine and I get so much out of it. I can go upstairs into my craft room, shut myself off, and just disappear,”
she says.

As Mrs Young has arthritis which restricts movement in her fingers she says the multi-functional machine allows her to be creative without causing too much discomfort as it carries out a lot of the intricate work.

“It’s really made such a difference to my life. It’s the magic of Carers’ Resource – the peace of mind it brings to a carer knowing there’s somewhere and someone who can help.”