Carers in the City

Carers in the City - stories and poems by carers in Manchester

Carers in the City is a collection of stories and poems offering a rare and moving insight into the very personal and challenging world of the carer. The stories are all by people caring for a family member and reveal how varied their lives are.

Published by Manchester Carers Centre as part of their 10th anniversary celebrations, the book’s aim is to raise awareness of carers and their issues and to celebrate the fantastic contribution that carers make to city-life in Manchester. 
Copies are £5 each (+£1 p and p) and can be ordered from Manchester Carers Centre on 0161 272 7270 or email All proceeds go to help fund services and develop new projects to support carers in Manchester.

I never knew there so many talented writers out there who doubled as carers. I carried this book about with me for three days and dipped into it whilst waiting in queues, for appointments etc. - Meg Mackenzie

This remarkable book speaks from the heart of carers and it will transport you into the daily struggles that a carer may face. - Lulu