I’m a carer for my partner

I’m a carer for my partner, who has limited mobility and vision. Neither of us drive and we live 3 miles from the nearest town. It costs £5.20 to get there and back, £7.80 to get to the nearest Lidls. My partner has a bus pass but is unable to carry much shopping.

So he goes out when he cans and gets what he cans. I don’t go out at all, most of the time we survive on canned food, getting fresh food is so difficult. Sometimes he can’t move for several days, so we have to go without. I can’t get a job because transport is so unreliable here. Everything is so difficult, I often feel like I don’t want to go on any longer.

Elizabeth

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