Category: Carer and Caring

Care about the Carer

Dec 16 2013

Don’t do it alone It might feel like you’re the only one dealing with this but actually the experience of looking after a family member, partner or friend is very common. One in every eight adults in the UK is a carer.  It’s something that will happen to most people at some point in their …Read the full article

35% surge in the number of older carers

Dec 16 2013

Census: 35% surge in the number of older carers 1.3 million over-65s caring for disabled or older loved ones Almost 1.3 million (1,277,693)[1] older people are devoting their retirement to caring for ill partners or their own ageing parents. Census figures show that this is a staggering increase of 35% in the last ten years. According …Read the full article

Life Threatening Crises for Friends

Sep 13 2011

In the past few months, the wives of two close friends have had late diagnoses of advanced cancer which could be fatal.  The husband of another friend has had a stroke.  At the Summer School I go to each year, two couples from last year are now singles, having lost their spouse to cancer.  These …Read the full article