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Carers Week 2020 part 2 – Other ways you can help towards “Making Caring Visible”

In our previous blog post we spoke about the effectiveness of sharing the stories & experiences of carers and former carers to help the mission of “Making Caring Visible”. We understand however, the difficulties that can come with this; caring … Continue reading

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Carers week 2020 part 1 – Why carers’ stories are so important for “Making Caring Visible”

Monday 8th June 2020 marks the start of carers week, and this year we are campaigning towards “Making Caring Visible”, which seems so appropriate at a time where we have all been asked to hide ourselves away. In this period of … Continue reading

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Carer Conversations Session 5: Paul

Carer Paul, who cares for his mother, talks about how he has struggled to prioritise his own health and wellbeing. He feels that taking a break helped him to realise how important it is to look after yourself. “The [Carers’ … Continue reading

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Carer Conversations Session 4: Maggie

Maggie’s husband Al was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The most difficult thing for her was the fact that he knew and recognised most other people… but not her. She discusses the impact on their relationship, her wellbeing and how she managed … Continue reading

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Carer Conversations Session 3: Dee

Dee cares for her grandmother, who has dementia, as well as her son who suffered a brain injury following an accident. Here she talks about the differences in her caring roles and how she manages her family life — generally … Continue reading

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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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Getting (Ki)Activ

By Leanna Wall It is not news that having a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of us getting ill or contracting heart problems or diseases such as type II diabetes. Personally though, I have always struggled with exercise since … 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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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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