Blog posts in Carer for relatives

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Carers Week: What does it mean for carers?

30th June 2015

Posted by SophieYAC

Another month has gone by! I can't believe that we are already half way through 2015! For my June blog post, I thought I would discuss Carers Week, as it held some presidence for me and really helped affirm my passion for carers issues. Carers Week took place from the 8th till the 14th of June. It is an annual awareness week that aims to raise awareness of carers. Who we are? What we do? Why we care...It also highlights the challenges that face carers and recognises the contribution that we make to society.
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The Reality of Transitioning

31st May 2015

Posted by SophieYAC

May has been a busy month for the UK, with the general election! But I've decided not to focus on that in this blog post. I want to focus on transition. Whether it be moving from being a young carer to a young adult carer, moving from school to college or even moving from college to university. I made the move to university in September at the age of 20, most students may transition at the age of 18. This is a big step for anyone, even if you are staying at home. University has a completely different atmosphere to college or school.
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Whirl-Wind Month!

30th April 2015

Posted by SophieYAC

What a whirl-wind of a month, April has been! It's been a busy time for many carers as always, including myself. 
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Carers Work, Politics and Life as a Carer.

31st March 2015

Posted by SophieYAC

With the general election just a few months away, my carers work is taking more presidence. Carers are important to society and I feel that the government should be doing all they can to support us, we are humans too and we save the government a lot of money. We should be supported in 'our role', to be able to carry on caring. Being a carer is difficult, but it has its positives too. I think there are some pertinent areas that the government should focus on: mental health, education and support.  Mental Health. 
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Carer Mental Health

28th February 2015

Posted by SophieYAC

Being a carer is very difficult, I'm sure most carers will agree, if not all. Caring can have a physical, emotional and social impact, as well as an impact on your mental health. This is something I want to focus on, on this blog post. Mental health affects 1 in 4 of us. I am not ashamed (anymore) to say that I am one of those people. I was diagnosed with anxiety and OCD in January 2014, just 9 months before I was due to go to university. To be honest, I wasn't shocked, I'd struggled with anxiety in the past, due to being a carer.
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Caring for my grandparents with dementia.

31st January 2015

Posted by SophieYAC

This blog post has come from my own blog site - but I thought I'd share it as my first post. I care for and have cared for other family members, who have various physical and mental health issues and substance misuse. 
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Carers Groups

03rd January 2015

Posted by Pedagog

I posted this on the Forum the other day, but its something that has troubled me for some time, Okay serious question as someone who has been a carer for almost 15 years (first as a parent carer and now now caring for my mother as well), I have never gone to a carers group, a few times I have enquired about groups I have been told that they were for carers only and that children were not welcome. 

Back with a Bump

03rd January 2015

Posted by Pedagog

Well that was Christmas and New Year, I think the worst ever for me, but hey its over and now back to earth with a bump. Yep I opened the diary and saw the list of appointemnts and visits for this week. Actually thinking about it its a quiet week at the moment, only 4 appointments 1 for Mum, 1 for Son and 2 for Me, however the community team (Physio, OT etc) for Mum don't book they phone just before coming out, so I suspect there will be more.
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First Post - An Introduction

03rd January 2015

Posted by Pedagog

So my first blog post. I am a carer, have been for 14 years. I am a daughter, have been for 40 years. I am a mother, have been for 22 years I have cared for my son since he was born prematurly and with various health issues, then a few months ago my mother had yet another stroke and so she came to live with us in October (over 200 miles from her former home).
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Acting as a Court of Protection Deputy

24th July 2012

Posted by OneTruePearl

To anybody thinking about doing the right thing and serving as a Deputy for a relative: Don't.  It's enough to drive you insane.
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