I just wanted to thank our moderator Melly1 and all other members who posted such supportive messages to Karen_190412 over the long weekend when Carers UK staff were unavailable. This was really appreciated and was another great example of the Forum being such a supportive community of carers and fo...
Hi Liz I am really sorry to hear about the boy you are caring for. It sounds as though he is facing many difficulties. He is lucky that you have been there for him for the last 18 months in such a selfless way. Organisations like Mind provide a wealth of information and support to anyone affected by...
Hi Sarah I'm sorry to hear that you're having a tough time at the moment. It is common for people with dementia to lose interest in food and drink. The Alzheimer’s Association has some really helpful information on this at https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/daily-living/eating-drinking . As c...
Hi Stephen It's great to hear that you've found the Forum a helpful source of support during the past three years. I hope that you will continue to contribute to our online community of carers and former carers in the months and years to come. As long as your posts follow our Community Guidelines (e...
So Michael Do you or anyone else at Carers UK have any ideas for our very own Melly who is about to drop the juggling ball through no fault of her own? To enable her to work in a very important job as special needs teacher which has set hours, following cuts to pay for her disabled adults some tran...
Rosemary_1706 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:44 pm
I tried to search the Daily Mirror as well when LBC cited it, but didn't find anything.
Hi Rosemary - here's the link to the Mirror article
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics ... 0-13952618
Thanks Rosemary - we'll put some more of our 'Looking after someone' guides in the post for you.

Michael
Dear Carers UK members This morning Carers UK has published some new research which reveals that 2.6 million people have quit their job to care for a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill, with nearly half a million (468,000) leaving their job in the last two years alone - more than 600 ...
Hi Maxine You can find out about local carer services on Teeside through the link below on the Carers UK website. https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/get-support/local-support Having had a quick look, Carers Together look to have offices in Redcar and Middlesborough. http://www.carerstogether.c...
Hi Maxwell_1602 You may not be able to send a private message if your 'Sent messages' folder is full or if the 'Inbox' of the person you are trying to contact is full. If your Sent messages folder is full, just delete a number of old private messages and you should then be able to send. I hope this ...