Emergency financial support for carers

There is financial and other support available in emergencies. If you are struggling or in an urgent situation, find out what help you may be able to get. You may find that caring increases your expenses and decreases your income. As a result, one in five carers...

Creative Writing

Due to the popularity of a writing group we ran some time ago, we have recently started this activity again. No experience is necessary.  It is an opportunity for carers to join in the fun of writing poetry and/or short stories in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere...

ADAPT AND TAKE CONTROL

What do you think is the UK’s biggest single cause of disability? Believe it or not, it is arthritis. It affects at least nine million people, and reinforces the point that most people become limited, rather than being born with a disability. It also proves it could...

Eating well for carers

As a carer, eating a balanced diet is essential to provide your body with all the nutrients it needs. A balanced diet will keep your body strong and give you enough energy to provide the best care for the person you are caring for and yourself. Eating well does not...

Dementia nurses provide a lifeline for carers

Although specialist Admiral nurses can prevent hospital admissions and save money, there are only 200 in the UK and many counties have none at all. Kate and Jon Henderson have devoted the past decade to looking after their 67 year old mother, Sally, who has dementia....