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MAKING LIFE EASIER FOR CARERS: Oxon / Bucks & beyond

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15 Are you a carer? — May 31, 2018

15 Are you a carer?

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Even though you’re reading this, it’s likely you don’t identify yourself as a carer.  Even if you are actually helping someone.  Interesting isn’t it?  I guess the ‘carer’ tag just isn’t a ‘sexy’ identifier.  Perhaps it even brings negative imagery with it?  Perceptions and attitudes around those who care for friends or relatives have to change.  Otherwise, thousands of people won’t get the support they’re eligible for.

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14 The Carers Bucks AGM — May 11, 2018

14 The Carers Bucks AGM

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Today I’m at the Carers Bucks AGM, finding out more about what Carers Bucks do. And to add extra excitement (for me at least), I’m speaking too. I’m cock a hoop to be meeting other local carers, care workers and policymakers.

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6 Happy New Year — December 31, 2017

6 Happy New Year

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Christmas Day

We hope your Christmas was peaceful, without hospital admission and with well earned rest and recreation.  If you were working in vital services like the NHS, emergency services or caring > thank you very much. Have a good evening whatever you’re up to tonight. Continue reading

5 Support for carers and why you need ‘me time’ — December 22, 2017

5 Support for carers and why you need ‘me time’

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No it’s not Halloween. This is Maud and Mum’s joint ‘me time’ last Saturday night = face masks + ‘Strictly’ final

You’re there for your elder partner, relative or friend.  Who is there for you? How do you manage your energy so you have enough for everything you want to do AND keep some in reserve for fun and/or emergencies? Find out how to build your carer support network here.

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1 Carer support groups, could they help you? — October 12, 2017

1 Carer support groups, could they help you?

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Carers Bucks summer afternoon tea

I went to my first carer support group in July 2017.  I don’t mind saying I was a bit nervous. I wondered what happened at a meeting and if they were helpful? Now kicking myself for not going earlier.

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