Carers news

Carers are not ‘buying in’ to hi-tech services

THE world of hi-tech and the Internet – when it works and when it’s not being hacked – are rapidly changing people’s lives. But despite the millions of pounds being spent on developing ways to make life easier and safer for disabled people and carers, it seems the message just isn’t getting through.

Book your place NOW for DAD!

ORGANISERS of this year’s Disability Awareness Day are urging potential exhibitors to book their space as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

My inspirational mum . . .

MUMS are special. They give us life, and for some of us lucky ones, they go on giving us hope, inspiration and encouragement – even when things look absolutely impossible.

Thousands still get just 15 minutes of personal care . . .

THOUSANDS of disabled and older people are still receiving undignified homecare in 15-minute slots, despite official guidance against these ‘flying’ care visits, and major concerns they deprive people of appropriate and compassionate care.

Little Harry very happy with life in his hot seat, thanks to Newlife

HAPPY times for Harry Elliot – and his parents – thanks to Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children getting them a specialist buggy after months of frustration with statutory services,

Sainsbury’s trial new scheme for older and disabled shoppers

SAINSBURY’S is trialling a new service for older and disabled customers – a two-hour ‘Slow Shopping’ scheme on Tuesday afternoons at its store in Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Be bold, charity tells Government, and help all our carers

NATIONAL charity Carers UK is calling on the Government to be bold as it develops its new strategy to improve the lives of those caring unpaid for older, disabled and ill family members and friends.

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