8th August 2022

8th August 2022

Hello Everyone - It's time to act, advocate and get things done.... So, another weekend of not being able to get out my village due to roadworks, another weekend of not being able to get to my parents and doing my Saturday duties. However, after getting a little...

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5th August 2022

5th August 2022

Hello Everyone - Learning to step back and breathe... This week has been a long one, had many ups and downs and at times difficult. As you know I was supposed to see my parents last Saturday but due to heavy traffic, I could not leave my village, so I promised to pop...

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1st August 2022

1st August 2022

Hello Everyone - Sometimes things happen and you cannot avoid it. Firstly, sorry for no blog on Friday but I had no internet when trying to work from home.  Someone had stolen cables in a nearby village, which meant four villages had no internet from Friday morning...

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25th July 2022

25th July 2022

Hello Everyone - When you just need a break! This weekend I had a break from my usual routine, not my caring role but a break nonetheless. My husband, dog and I, collected Dad and went to visit my Mum, what's different about that, I hear you ask. well nothing apart...

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22nd July 2022

22nd July 2022

Hello Everyone - Regrets Anyone? I wanted to start by hoping you all managed the extreme heat, and yes it was extreme.  I do not know about you but I found it awful and actually felt like a survivor of the apocalypse Wednesday morning, I can hear you say 'he's such a...

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18th July 2022

18th July 2022

Hello Everyone - What a scorcher and a time to stay safe. Staying safe is a key role us carers take on for ourselves and the people we care for.  I say this after finally getting my spring booster on Saturday morning (My arm is killing me), and having discussions with...

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15th July 2022

15th July 2022

Hello Everyone - Family Support Makes A Difference  For some carers, having family support is invaluable and mean it can be a godsend.  I have mentioned before how my sister and I share the caring role of both our parents. This week as my Mum remained in hospital (she...

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11th July 2022

11th July 2022

Hello Everyone - Did you know you have rights? I hope everyone had a restful, peaceful weekend that allowed you to have some respite emotionally and physically because combined with this heat and undertaking the caring role can be very exhausting. I took my Dad to the...

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8th July 2022

8th July 2022

Hello Everyone - Connecting with Strangers can do you the world of good. I write today's blog, very much emotionally raw.  Last night I popped into the hospital to see Mum, as she had been admitted the day before with a suspected urine infection, which we know is the...

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1st July 2022

1st July 2022

Hello Everyone - Is it easy reaching out for emotional support? Something I have noticed over the twelve years of working at The Carers Centre is how difficult it is for carers to reach out when their emotional wellbeing is taking a nosedive.  When I say nosedive, I...

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