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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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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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‘January Trees’ – Our latest Arts Award evening

It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole week since our last Arts Award meeting with our amazing Young Carers! This fortnightly art club takes place at Woodlands and allows Young Carers aged 5-11 to explore loads of different creative … 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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