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    Fylde rest home offers support to local Foodbank

    Fylde rest home offers support to local Foodbank

    Staff and residents at a Fylde rest home offer support to the Fylde Foodbank.   Residents and their team at The Moorings, one of Lakeview Rest Homes four establishments, made a generous donation to the Fylde Foodbank, which is part of the Trussel Trust UK.   Residents Margaret Hill and Ann Lord visited Fylde Foodbank’s […]

    11th July 2018 | By | Reply More
    Carers Rights Day poll: Carers ‘not recognised’ by friends or family

    Carers Rights Day poll: Carers ‘not recognised’ by friends or family

    More than half (51%) believe they ‘don’t know’ a single friend or family member, looking after a loved one, despite 1 in 10 people in the UK being carers. The general public remain ‘in the dark’, as a majority drastically underestimate the number of carers in their own family, friendship groups  and places of work, […]

    24th November 2017 | By | Reply More
    Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness shines a spotlight on unpaid carers

    Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness shines a spotlight on unpaid carers

    It’s time to start a conversation about caring, as new research from Carers UK shows more action is needed to support unpaid carers who feel isolated and lonely. Greater understanding from friends, colleagues, and the public, as well as more opportunities for breaks and social activities, are all needed to combat a ‘silent epidemic’ of […]

    16th August 2017 | By | Reply More
    £50 million from National Lottery players goes to communities this Carers Week

    £50 million from National Lottery players goes to communities this Carers Week

    Schemes supporting carers of all ages are amongst the 1,903 projects sharing in more than £50 million of National Lottery funding across England today.    This coincides with Carers Week (12 – 18 June), an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges carers face and recognising the contribution they make to families […]

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    Home care provider Bluebird Care is urging public to appreciate carers in their area

    Home care provider Bluebird Care is urging public to appreciate carers in their area

    Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells based care company Bluebird Care are urging the public to get involved and lend their support to Carers Week 2017. Running from 12-18th June 2017, National Carers Week aims to promote awareness of the career challenges carers across the UK face and help promote awareness of the fantastic job that carers […]

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    Brunelcare hosts renewed wedding vows of Gloucestershire care home resident

    Brunelcare hosts renewed wedding vows of Gloucestershire care home resident

    Malcolm and Jan De Gay renewed their wedding vows after 53 years of marriage on Sunday 14th August, surrounded by 150 guests. The ceremony was very special because it took place at Brunelcare’s Deerhurst Care Home in Gloucestershire where Malcolm has lived since January 2015. His wife Jan lives nearby and volunteers at the home; visiting […]

    24th August 2016 | By | Reply More
    Carers UK sets out vision for improving the lives of carers to inform Government’s new Carers Strategy

    Carers UK sets out vision for improving the lives of carers to inform Government’s new Carers Strategy

      As the UK approaches the tipping point where the number of older people needing care is predicted to outstrip the number of working age people available to provide it [1], Carers UK has carried out a comprehensive review of how people are supported now, and in the future, to provide care without putting their […]

    3rd August 2016 | By | Reply More
    Botton Buddies Aim for 500 Supporters As Campaign Grows

    Botton Buddies Aim for 500 Supporters As Campaign Grows

    The campaign to save Botton Village has gained significant backing over the last few weeks successfully galvanising both local and worldwide support.   The Botton Buddy scheme – launched in early March – has really taken off with nearly 350 individuals already “matched” to provide support to specific Co-worker households.   A meeting is being […]

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    Remember the ‘Cinderella’ carers this Christmas

    Remember the ‘Cinderella’ carers this Christmas

    A care spokesman today urged everyone to remember the ‘Cinderella’ carers this Christmas and New Year period. Mike Padgham, Chair of the Independent Care Group (York and North Yorkshire) said those providing care over the holidays were often forgotten. “Far too many times carers, both paid and unpaid, are left out like Cinderella during the […]

    24th December 2014 | By | Reply More
    Bield Appeals For Volunteers in Alexandria

    Bield Appeals For Volunteers in Alexandria

    Bridge Court, a Bield Retirement Housing development in Alexandria, is looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to help out with social activities for tenants.   In the past the social activity programme at Bridge Court has been hugely popular and a proven success in encouraging tenants to get out and about and socialise with others […]

    6th November 2014 | By | Reply More
    Want to Help the Good Times Grow at Bield?

    Want to Help the Good Times Grow at Bield?

    Saunders Court, Bield’s Retirement Housing development in Corstorphine, is looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to spend a couple of hours each month helping out with the social activities at the development.   The appeal comes as a direct result of the success of the weekly coffee mornings which take place every Tuesday, allowing tenants […]

    26th September 2014 | By | Reply More
    Sanctuary Supported Living announces events during Carers Week

    Sanctuary Supported Living announces events during Carers Week

    Carers Week  which begins next Monday is an annual awareness campaign celebrating and recognising the huge contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million unpaid carers who look after an ill, frail or disabled family member or friend. Sanctuary Supported Living is championing the cause unpaid carers by sponsoring Carers Week 2014, which runs from Monday 9 […]

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