Author Archives: Emma Tucker

“Before I met your volunteer, I wouldn’t have considered myself a carer”

The Carers’ Centre is involved with the Carer Hub information point at the Bath Royal United Hospital. We do this in conjunction with Carers Support Wiltshire, Friends of the RUH and the RUH NHS Trust. We heard from a carer … Continue reading

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Tracey to run Bristol 10k for carers

Tracey, 58, cares for her husband Paul who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s four years ago. She’s now fundraising for a 10KM run to raise money for the Carers’ Centre. “Last summer, I had a bit of a wobble. Everything … Continue reading

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take time for yourself

Carers discount on reflexology treatment Many carers struggle with putting themselves first. They run around taking care of everybody else — ignoring their own needs. Having a bit of me-time is vital and the healthiest thing you can do as … Continue reading

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Lost in (Digital) Space…

By Leanna Wall, our new tech navigator In this day and age, it seems impossible to escape the fact that almost every aspect of life has some form of digital connection; connecting with friends and family via social media, banking, … Continue reading

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Warm welcome at carer cafe

by Carmen Cooper ‘I nearly didn’t come here today as I had a bit of a wobble,” said Helen, who was making her first visit to the Carer Café at Mardons Social Club in Midsomer Norton. I knew exactly how … Continue reading

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Support Kimberley and Rio in their mega fundraiser!

Kimberley Williams is fundraising for 8 charities in a mammoth campaign to support the organisations who helped her family during the first year of her son Rio’s life. Rio had a number of complications after he was born which meant … Continue reading

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Here’s how you can get 50% off Yoga Classes here in Bath

Hopefully, you’ve heard that the Carers’ Centre offers a free discount card to all carers living in BaNES and registered with us. If you haven’t heard, now you have! We sat down with one of our fabulous local businesses that … Continue reading

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Young Carers Awareness Day Focused on Mental Health

Each year, national carers charity Carers Trust organises Young Carers Awareness Day, this year taking place on January 31st. The purpose of the day is to raise public awareness of the challenges faced by young people because of their caring role, … Continue reading

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Fundraiser Stories: Bath & the Half give mental health boost to young runner

RUH Administrator Jess Sowton, 25, is running the Bath Half this year in aid of the Carers’ Centre. This is Jess’s second half marathon and she hopes to get close to a two hour run this time around. There’s still … Continue reading

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Carers Rights Day 2018

Next Friday, the 30th of November, is Carers Rights Day. This is a national awareness day to help make carers aware of their rights and entitlements – for things like benefits, flexibility from employers, supported housing and lots more. It’s … Continue reading

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