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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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Why You Should Get Your Flu Vaccine This Winter

As a carer for someone else, it can be easy to overlook your own health.  Flu can knock even the healthiest people off their feet for a couple of weeks, making it impossible for a carer to look after the … Continue reading

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2 Ways to Improve Your Wellbeing this Autumn

by Lindsey Clay  Update 18th September 2018:  Due to demand we will now be offering an evening yoga and mindfulness 6 week  course, venues and dates the same but with a 6.00pm—7.30 pm time slot. We are coming to the … 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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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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Get Active for our 20th Birthday Sponsored Walk

February is drawing to a close and the nation is divided on the issue of health – while some people have tried and failed to lose weight in the New Year, others have given up their favourite treats for lent. … Continue reading

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All dressed up and somewhere to go

Today’s post was written by one of our carers, Fiona Carr, who cares for her husband John. ‘Would you and John like to represent the Carers’ Centre at an Award Ceremony in London next week as a guest of the … Continue reading

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We love our Community Activators!

As part of BANES Council’s Active Lifestyles team, Jane and Kath deliver a range of services to increase the health and well-being of carers. They perform health checks which measure the individual health risks of each carer and help find … Continue reading

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