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Linda Porter (59), spent nine years work­ing as a rail­way sta­tion buf­fet su­per­vi­sor but had to give up full-time work to care for hus­band, Duane (56). Duane had a stroke at the age of 29 and he’s been par­tially dis­abled since then but Linda said she doesn’t re­gard him as a dis­abled per­son, just her hus­band. “He’s just Duane, he’s my hus­band and I love him,” says Linda. “I don’t re­gard my­self as his carer but I know I am.” Linda uses the skills she learned while work­ing to vol­un­teer two days a week in a com­mu­nity café and wants to en­cour­age oth­ers. “I vol­un­teer twice a week and highly rec­om­mend it. Duane knows where I am and he can con­tact me if he needs me. It also gives me a break from car­ing and I meet new peo­ple.” Linda re­cently joined Car­ers in Touch to sup­port other car­ers.

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