Carers news

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.

International stardom for bed blogger, Aaliyah

TWELVE-year-old Aaliyah Canning-Williams has become an international star . . . from her bed!

‘Public don’t understand the impact disability has on carers’

A NEW national report says that the public do not understand how disability impacts on the lives of the UK’s 6.5 million carers.

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