Unpaid Carers

Letter To The Prime Minister

Lisa Wootton | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Parents
Lisa Wootton

everybody banner Nobody plans on becoming a special needs parent. Nobody. You don't visualize the future caring for your child for the rest of your life. Inadvertently you are training them to be independent from a very young age.

It's Time To Thank The Man You've Never Heard Of Who Used His War Pension To Fund Mental Health Services

Lucy Nichol | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Lucy Nichol

Love him or hate him, reports that Simon Cowell donated £100k to the Grenfell charity can only be met with positivity. It's the latest example of a c...

My Bionic Woman

Lucy O'Brien | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy O'Brien

I'm a 29-year-old mental health nursing student from the University of South Wales, and I've been the sole carer for my mother, who has terminal cancer and is now receiving palliative care at home.

Prevent, Reduce, Delay: Are Councils Meeting Their New Duties to Support Unpaid Carers?

Moira Fraser | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Moira Fraser

Imagine you're an unpaid carer. You look after a family member. You cook for them, clean their house, do the washing, and look after the finances. Done all that? Now repeat - only for yourself. In between those tasks you go out to work to pay the bills, make sure your children are ferried to and from school, and, occasionally, catch some shut eye.

Too Busy for a Break

Iona Shanks | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Iona Shanks

We live in a fast paced world and it seems there is really no other lane in life to live than the fast lane. That saying comes to mind "if you're not fast you're last" when I think about how quickly everything is done today, technology really is a blessing and a curse.

Ignorance Is Far From Bliss

Iona Shanks | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Iona Shanks

Many charities not just in the UK, but all over the world would suffer if not for awareness campaigns. Every year there are weeks and months dedicated to raising awareness for illnesses, diseases and charitable organisations...

If You're in the Carer's Chair You Must Get the Respite Right

Ben Moore | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK
Ben Moore

You can rarely rely on time to deliver you events conveniently, can you? It's carers week this week so it would have been really useful if I could have blogged about the hospital appointment I have to go to with my wife and the amount of time we have had to wait for it...

Selfless Carers Are the Unsung Heroes of Our Health and Care System

Paul Burstow | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Burstow

Most of us say we would do anything for our loved ones. And we mean it - we all know instinctively how precious our relationships are and how much they contribute to a life well lived. But when family and friends start to need more and more help to maintain their quality of life, the reality of doing anything, and providing support day in, day out, can take a very heavy toll.

Grey Matter: I'm Donating My Brain to Science

Alice E. Vincent | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice E. Vincent

Talking about donating one's brain to science doesn't always crop up at dinner parties. But the fact is, along with the heirlooms worth more in sentiment than cash, the ill-fitting coats and outdated catchphrases, I want to leave behind something else. Namely, the fleshy organ inside my head.