Tag Archives: disability

Guest Post: Hear from Young Carer Alex

My name is Alex and I am 12 years old. I help to care for my 10-year-old sister, Izzy, who has developmental delays. She is both great fun and very hard work. I love her very much, but there are … 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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A visit to John Tucker’s garden

Story by Rosie Hurley Wednesday 6th July saw a group of carers head to John Tucker’s garden for the afternoon. After being rescheduled from the week before due to rain, luckily the sun was shining as John and his wife … 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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National Young Carers Awareness Day – 28th Jan

Tomorrow is National Young Carers Awareness Day, a national event aiming to inform the UK of who young carers are and the hidden struggles they face every day. Therefore today, we want to highlight one of our brilliant young carers, … Continue reading

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“It’s not just people who are grey who get Alzheimer’s”: Tracey’s Story

Tracey (pictured left) is a smiley individual full of love and laughter but it wasn’t all fun and games last year, when her husband Paul was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s aged just 54. “I remember Paul would come home from … Continue reading

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The Care Act 2014

In our most recent Annual Survey, many carers requested information about the Care Act 2014; a new piece of legislation all about carers and who they look after. Last week, Carers Centre staff all took part in Care Act training, … Continue reading

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Twelve weeks on: An update on the RUH Carer Hub

Twelve weeks ago, we officially opened the Carer Hub at the RUH in Bath. The Hub is located in the atrium of the hospital and is manned by trained volunteers every weekday. The Hub is a great way to meet … Continue reading

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Why do we need a place for carers?

The Carers’ Centre is in the process of buying our building in Bath, ‘Woodlands’. Carers give up their time and energy to look after friends and family who can’t manage on their own. This can be tiring, stressful and lonely. … Continue reading

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