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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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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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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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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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A day in the life of…The Senior Carers’ Support Officer

I do a bit of everything: in terms of supporting carers I offer advice over the phone, as well as visiting them at home for longer support planning sessions. Having been a carer myself, for multiple people, I know how … Continue reading

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Giving Something Back: Trudy’s Story

Trudy cares for her husband Mark, who has a hereditary eye condition and is registered blind. For many years Trudy “just got on” with caring for Mark, but eventually struggled with her own emotional and physical wellbeing. Trudy says “I … Continue reading

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Spring is in the Air

With the days are getting longer and coats getting left at home more often, it’s safe to say that spring is definitely in the air. This is great news for the Carers’ Centre – with our summer programme in the … Continue reading

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Hearing the Unheard: Our Carers Voice Meetings

At The Carers Centre, the voice of the carer is at the heart of everything we do. Feedback is vital to our organisation and we’re always asking carers for their opinions on our service. As well as giving carers the … Continue reading

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