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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?  My friend, that has to change.  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. What happens at a Carers Bucks AGM? — May 11, 2018

14. What happens at a 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 policy makers.

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1. Why should I go to a carer support group? — October 12, 2017

1. Why should I go to a carer support group?

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Carers Bucks Summer Afternoon Tea

I finally found time to seek out my first carer support group in July 2017. What happens at a meeting and are they helpful? Answer – now kicking myself for not doing this earlier.

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