Category Archives: Carer Stories

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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Living Well with Dementia

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, about two thirds of people living with dementia in the UK are living at home – usually with the support of a relative or friend who is their carer. Looking after someone with dementia – … Continue reading

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Carers Recognised at the Bath Chairman Awards

We were delighted to hear that two carers we work with were recognised at this year’s Bath Chairman’s Awards. Fiona Carr was awarded Carer of The Year after being nominated by her husband John, who she looks after. John said … Continue reading

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Young Carer Becca Featured on Comic Relief Red Nose Day

Young carer Becca, 10, helps to look after her mum who has Fibromyalgia. The family, via the Carers’ Centre, were approached by the Comic Relief team who wanted to make a short film to capture what life is like for … Continue reading

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Celebrating Carers 2016 – the results!

Our annual awards ceremony was held in October and once again the event was hosted by the fantastic Ali Vowles of the BBC. It was a chance to recognise our unsung heroes: carers, volunteers, and partners and to look back … Continue reading

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A remembrance gift from our Dutch friends!

We were delighted to welcome Bath’s MP, Ben Howlett, to the Carers’ Centre last Friday, when he took up his trowel on Remembrance Day to help plant 100 tulip bulbs donated to the B&NES Carers’ Centre by the Bath-Alkmaar Twinning … Continue reading

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Enter our Grand Christmas Raffle – great prizes to be won!

Tickets for our Grand Christmas Raffle are now on sale and we have some great prizes for you to win including a Mulberry Handbag worth £500; £50 of M&S Vouchers; Longleat passes; a Spa & Golf Day; a Food Hamper … Continue reading

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Help the Carers’ Centre just by shopping online!

Shop online via Give As You Live and support the Carers’ Centre for FREE! Sign up and shop with over 4000 stores – a percentage of every purchase you make will be donated to a charity of your choice at … Continue reading

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Introducing our Celebrating Carers 2016 Sponsors!

Hosting Celebrating Carers is one of the highlights of our year here at the Carers’ Centre – our chance to really shine a light on our carers, and show why we are so passionate about supporting them. Even so, it … Continue reading

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Young Carers Get Top Nutrition Tips

Story by Rosie Hurley  On Wednesday 27th July, Sue Judge, a nutritional therapist, came to the Carers’ Centre to lead a cooking and nutrition workshop for young carers. Sue greeted us in the garden with lots of tasty-looking ingredients laid … Continue reading

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