Category Archives: Carer Stories

Carer Conversations Session 1: Jayne Part 2

Last week we heard from Jayne about the challenges she faced caring for her mum, who has dementia. She said she felt like their roles had reversed and she had becoming the ‘nagging mother’, asking her mum to tidy up … Continue reading

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Carer Conversations Session 1: Jayne

Listen in to a conversation between Jayne, who cares for her mum, and her friend Allie. Jayne talks about the struggles of looking after her mum, who has been diagnosed with Dementia. Jayne’s mother won’t let her clean the house. … Continue reading

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“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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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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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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Hear from a carer about their journey with dementia — guest post

Steve Hynd writes about his family’s journey with dementia. Reposted with permission from Steve’s blog. Yesterday was my mum’s funeral, the end of a long journey that started many years ago. Its initial stages were played out behind the scenes, … Continue reading

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Sophie’s Story: ‘I believed I was a bad parent’

Sophie shares her experience as a parent carer. “I’ve been on my own with my son since day one. I always found him hard work, right from the beginning. I thought it was because I was a rubbish parent and … Continue reading

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Carer Story: Mel & Toby

 Melissa Nash is a mum to two children, and her eldest Toby was diagnosed with Autism at age 4.   “My lowest point was at a Tesco’s. Toby could go in any Tesco’s in the western world except for our local … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Rosie’s Story

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. Here’s Rosie’s story, who cared for her husband Den who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. “I found the Carers’ Centre about six years … Continue reading

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