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Day In The Life Of… A Carer Hub Volunteer

Story By Andy Graham It’s one of the ironies of life that if you ask someone if they know an unpaid carer, they’ll often say no. Even when they’re sat next to the person they look after. That’s the situation … Continue reading

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Carers: the backbone of our communities

Carers are part of the backbone of our communities and the annual awards night held by the Carers’ Centre is a fabulous opportunity to applaud their selflessness, says Sirona chief executive Janet Rowse. Sirona Care & Health, which provides specialist … 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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Parent Carer Gets Back Into Work with Employment Support

Sue Judge is a parent carer who looks after her son, Tobias, who has a diagnosis of Asperger’s, along with her other two children. Sue has struggled with the idea of calling herself a ‘carer’ to her son, despite his … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Arts and Crafts

When some people hear the word ‘art’, they may think of classrooms filled with children wielding paintbrushes or pompous ‘artistes’ in front of empty canvases. But for carers, art means so much more than just paint; it’s about expressing creativity, … 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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Young Carer takes time out for herself: Leeanne Roberts

Young carer Leeanne Roberts has been looking after her Dad, Ray, since he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Leeanne, with her mum and brother, care for Ray as a family. Through the Time for Change programme, which aims to help … Continue reading

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