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The Changing Face Of Volunteering

Debbie Hill | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Hill

What does a dog wagging its tail, a mum of two planting flowers in the garden and a make-up artist have in common? They all volunteer their time for free to help people who are terminally ill.

Money! Can't Live Without It, Can't Take It With You

Krissy Johnson | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK
Krissy Johnson

Money. The thing that makes the world go round. The thing we throw ourselves into cars and trains to earn. Hard to get on without it really. So what...

How To Cope With Your First Mother's Day After Loss

Claire Crawford | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Crawford

As hard as it was, I still went to visit Mum's grave with flowers and it provided some comfort. Now, five years later, on Mother's Day I do the same. I still miss Mum every day but I want people facing their first Mother's Day after losing their mum to know you are not alone and there are things you can do to help cope with the overwhelming grief.

Deaths In Hospitals Are An Unnecessary Burden On Our Struggling Healthcare System

Dr Jane Collins | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK
Dr Jane Collins

While the state of our healthcare system is always a topic of national debate, this crisis has highlighted a lack of recognition in terms of the huge pressures facing social care which in turn have a dramatic knock-on effect on the NHS. For people living with a terminal illness, there is often no need for them to be in hospital but if the right social care package isn't there, they may not have the option of going home.

End Of Life Care – Charities Are Filling Government Gaps

Catherine McKinnell | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Politics
Catherine McKinnell

I was reminded of the valued contribution of the charity sector and its volunteers to end of life care when I recently met with a local Marie Curie Helper volunteer, who was providing incredible support and companionship to a constituent affected by a terminal illness.

I Wasn't Able to Take a Step back From the Day to Day Care and Be Her Daughter

Gail Walter | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gail Walter

We weren't offered a care package or any carers. I wish we had been. We could have done with the help at the time and I could have been her daughter. I regretted that afterwards, that I wasn't able to take a step back from the day to day care and be her daughter like she would have liked me to be.

From Zero to Hero - Using Volunteering to Change Your Life

Kenny Brown | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK
Kenny Brown

After feeling like an outsider in society, doing this sort of thing is a way of being part of the community and starting to follow a normal way of life. I'd tell anyone to do it, and use it as a positive way to develop themselves whilst supporting a great cause. That's the reason behind it all at the end of the day, and the sense of achievement is second to none.

It is the Greatest Privilege to Help Someone at Their Last Moments

Elizabeth Wolley | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Wolley

When I walked on set to film the new Marie Curie advert, it was not as an actor but as a Marie Curie Nurse. It was an odd feeling but I was able to slip into my role when I began speaking to one of the actors who had only recently experienced a bereavement.

Women Who Prioritised Career Over Love

Gill Paul | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gill Paul

We seldom have to choose outright between a love life and a career these days: it's more a case of little daily compromises. Who takes a day off when a child is sick? Who puts their own work to one side to help their partner through a challenging deadline?

Urgent Steps Needed to Improve End of Life Care for People from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities

Imelda Redmond | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Imelda Redmond

Everyone deserves care that works for them and their families at the end of their lives. However, we know that end of life care is not meeting the needs of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, and we are in danger of failing to reach increasing numbers unless urgent steps are taken.

Helping Those Who Are Terminally Ill Receive the Care They Need at Home

Imelda Redmond | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Imelda Redmond

The second reading of the Care Bill this week provides an opportunity for MPs to look at how including a statutory duty for local authorities to fast track funding for social care can be included in the Bill.

My Award-Winning Charity Challenge

Richard Parks | Posted 16.04.2013 | Home
Richard Parks

I was immensely proud that my challenge raised funds in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. They're are an awesome charity and as many people at some point in their lives are affected by cancer I think people were not only inspired by my efforts during the expedition but really believed in the cause I was trying to help along the way.

Bob and Fred's Skate Night

Jeff Brazier | Posted 24.03.2013 | Home
Jeff Brazier

It's really significant to me that the boys have opened their 'charity account'. The fact they chose Marie Curie who cared for their mum and Grief Encounter who have made their loss less painful indicates they understand what it means to give back and to pay gratitude.

Yasser Arafat, Polonium Poisoning and the Curies

Michael Freemantle | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Tech
Michael Freemantle

Polonium is a silver-grey metallic chemical element that can exist as 33 different species known as isotopes. All 33 isotopes are radioactive. The one that is suspected of killing Arafat is polonium-210, the same isotope that killed the former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

Changes To End-Of-Life Care After Outcry Over Liverpool Care Pathway

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

Changes to end-of-life care and single-sex wards are to be included in the NHS constitution under proposals unveiled on Monday. The reforms are des...

A Factory for Scientific Heroines at the Royal Society of London

Uta Frith | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Tech
Uta Frith

Eleanor Maguire is a scientific heroine. But she doesn't have a Wikipedia entry. How many more stars are there and why are they so hard to see? We may know some names and when we look them up in Wikipedia they are not there.

Caring Enough for Our Future?

Imelda Redmond CBE | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Politics
Imelda Redmond CBE

The Government's White Paper 'Caring for our future' and the plethora of documents which accompanied it represent something of a double edged sword for those of us working to improve services for people in the last few days and months of life.

And The Nation's Favourite Epitaph Is....

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK

An epitaph offers the final chance to impress the world with your wit and wisdom - and the nation has voted Spike Milligan's "I told you I was ill" as...

Who's Not Putting Their Best Foot Forward?

Posted 16.05.2012 | Home

Whoever said modelling wasn't hard work needs to take a look at Kate Moss's trotters. Just look at the state of those things! Never mind spending 15 h...