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'I am grateful my family survived the storm, but I'm so exhausted, every bone aches,' family carer on life in lockdown

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Home work: Jane Johnstone with her children Daniel and Ciara (22)

Home work: Jane Johnstone with her children Daniel and Ciara (22)

Home work: Jane Johnstone with her children Daniel and Ciara (22)

Many people have experienced difficulties while looking after their families during the current crisis.

But for Jane Johnstone, keeping her family safe and well is harder than most. Her husband passed away suddenly in 2014, leaving her to care for three children, two of whom have special needs.

This week is National Carers Week, and all over the country people like Ms Johnstone are coping under enormous pressure.