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‘I can’t say ‘No, I can’t do it’ '

‘The world becomes very small’

‘I can’t tell them she’s my lover’

‘Ask me how I am...and listen’

‘Laughing helps me cope’

Deborah Chesworth of the Profanity Embroidery Group embroidered carers’ words onto a coat that she turned into a ‘straitjacket’ with a series of straps, reflecting the nature of the unpaid, unsupported, isolating role of caring for loved ones


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