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Caring for Elderly Relatives

Susan Eskinazi | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Susan Eskinazi

Caring for elderly relatives is not easy, but don't forget that it's a generous and fulfilling thing to do. Your loved one may not be able to express it but they'll undoubtedly be grateful to have someone who is willing to care for them in their vulnerable years.

Autism: The Return to School After the Christmas Break

Jo Worgan | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

This week signals the end of the Christmas holidays and the return to school. I love having my children home for the holidays but I absolutely dread the return to school. For my youngest son who is on the autistic spectrum this total change in routine is very upsetting for him and you can visibly see his anxiety levels rising.

I Support Contact a Family in Their Proposed Raising Earning Limits for Carers

Jo Worgan | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

Life is hard enough for carers; I myself am one to my young son. Many carers are already isolated due to the nature of caring for their child or other relative and for any carer the limitation of earnings will probably force them to make the unwanted decision to stop working.

Oh, Lucky Man

Mik Scarlet | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

I have always been lucky when I needed help though. When I was a child my Mother was always there for me, and when I was very ill as a teenager she got me through a period that was one of the darkest imaginable. That is lucky enough, but to then find a partner who equally cares for me is like winning the lottery every weekend.

What is a Personal Assistant?

Simon Stevens | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I would define a personal assistant as someone independent directly employed by a person who is capable of directing them and requires care and/or support tasks to be performed...The person has to be employed rather than self-employed, which has been a bone of contention between myself and the government who believes it does not matter how people are employed.

The Carer's Lifeline

Rita Pal | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK
Rita Pal

Carers' Week runs from 10 -19 June 2013. This UK-wide annual awareness campaign is aimed at improving the lives of the country's 6.5million carers [700,000 are young carers].

The Single Life and the Value of the Personal Mastermind Group

Martina Keens-Betts | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK
Martina Keens-Betts

I recently attended a government-related healthcare function where I was confronted with an award-winning company owner who boasted that he'd been abl...

Being a Caregiver

Elaine Benton | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Let's be brutally honest; becoming a caregiver is without doubt a job nobody in their right mind asks for, wants or expects. Suddenly a person can find themselves in the position of having to take care of an ageing parent or spouse. The hours are long; constant tiresome challenges, no vacation, it is a 24/7 job.

You Don't Need to Teach Nurses/Carers Compassion, you just need to Make Sure They Are Doing Their Job - A Carer's View

Hannah Gal | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK
Hannah Gal

What would you like for christmas? I ask 93-year-old Winnie at the end of my daily morning visit. 'just a bit of company', she replies with a somewhat sad smile. 

Carer Convicted Of Murder After Beating Man, 77, To Death With Hammer

PA | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

A carer who "brutally" beat an elderly man to death in a hammer attack after he changed his will to leave her a £340,000 legacy has been convicted of...