MAKING LIFE EASIER FOR CARERS: Oxon / Bucks & beyond

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Carers Week 2020, 8-14 June — June 8, 2020

Carers Week 2020, 8-14 June

Carers UK estimate that since the start of the pandemic, staggeringly, an additional 4.5 million people in the UK have become unpaid carers. In total, that’s 26% of the population. So while carers’ groups, respite and day centres are suspended, Carers Week 2020 offers extra help for carers. There are also new ways to campaign for the unpaid, family carers that support the formal care and healthcare services. Read on for a summary of what’s on this week, more at carersweek.org too.

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How employers can help working carers — March 28, 2019

How employers can help working carers

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Some carers work. Some carers work for an employer. And many carers either need to or want to keep working for their employer. Yet many carers (40% in the USA for example, World Dementia Report 2018) say they have no choice but to give up work. 1 in 6 even feel penalised for their caregiving duties.  While governments wrestle with the social and fiscal consequences of our increased longevity, could businesses help?

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Carers’ perspectives on the BBC1 ‘Care’ drama, aired 9 Dec — December 11, 2018

Carers’ perspectives on the BBC1 ‘Care’ drama, aired 9 Dec

Thank you Jimmy McGovern, co-writer Gillian Juckes, LA Productions UK and the whole cast for your well observed drama, BBC1’s Care.  This programme and its scheduling is really important.  Telly rarely dwells on a carer’s perspective, especially on BBC1 prime time. I watched Care on Sunday night and discussed it with other carers yesterday afternoon in our Carers Bucks funded ‘Christmas afternoon tea’*.  Read on for what carers thought about this drama…

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Older adult service providers in Oxon and Bucks and beyond — October 6, 2018

Older adult service providers in Oxon and Bucks and beyond

Service providers in Oxon and Bucks carers carer dementia

I’ve attempted to pull together a definitive list of the links to older adult service providers in Bucks.  I’ve also added many available in Oxon.  All of them know and support their Local Authority (LA) older adult care services.

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Bucks Dementia Conference Sept 2018 —

Bucks Dementia Conference Sept 2018

Been to a Dementia Conference recently? Ever?  Me neither.  So of course I accepted the invitation from Carers Bucks and last Friday, joined the gentle throng at The Gateway, Aylesbury.

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Happy New Year (and our resolutions) — December 31, 2017

Happy New Year (and our resolutions)

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Christmas Day

We hope your Christmas was peaceful, without hospital admissions and everyone got some well earned rest and recreation.  If you were working in vital services like the NHS, emergency services or caring > thank you very much. Any resolutions?

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