Learning disability statistics: effects of being a carer
7 out of 10 families caring for someone with profound and multiple learning disabilities have reached or have come close to ‘breaking point' because of a lack of short break services.
Re:Connect and Time and Space
Re:Connect and Time and Space are unique peer support projects established for mental health carers
Hanifa's Outing with Her Circle of Support20 February 2015, Hanifa Islam
I have a circle of support in the workplace. It was set up when I started here nearly ten years ago because it helped me get to know colleagues in other teams.
Dental care, sight tests and prescriptions are no longer automatically free for people with severe impairments16 February 2015, Guest Blogger
We have recently discovered that dental care, sight tests and prescriptions are no longer automatically free for those people with the most severe impairments under the new benefit system.
The One-Stop Guide to Dementia8 December 2014,
This is a practical and compact guide with detailed information about what will make a difference in the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
Combining the expertise and knowledge of families and practitioners would benefit everyone11 June 2014,
Better support for family carers of people with learning disabilities who develop dementia will help shape a better future for them.
A Parentâs Perspective11 June 2014, Guest Blogger
Christine Anderson, mum to 11 year old twins Christopher and Jessica, talks abotu the range of equipment and adaptations used by Christopher and the effect it's had her and her family's life
As carers we need to look after ourselves so we can support each other as well9 June 2014, Guest Blogger
This week is Carers Week in the UK - listen to one carer talk about about how a support programme has helped him understand both the challenges of being a carer as well as his own mental health.
What Iâd have done differently if Iâd known my Mother had dementia19 May 2014,
I know now that my mother had dementia in the final years of her life, but during her illness my father and I had no idea. If I’d understood, I might have done some things differently’