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Hello and thanks for visiting the BAME carers section of the Forum. In September 2020 one of our Share & Learn online meetups was dedicated to discussing the specific issues experienced by carers from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. It was clear from this stimulating discussion that as...
Good morning Today Carers UK released a new report on the impact of the coronavirus on carers. This report draws on a survey of 5,904 carers during September 2020 and follows our original 'Caring behind closed doors' research conducted in April. Thanks very much to everyone who took the time to comp...
Hello Suzette I'm sorry to hear that your employer is trying to force you to resign because you want to wear a face mask while you are working. As well as the suggestions from other members, As you are a working carer, I would also encourage you to contact the Carers UK helpline at advice@carersuk.o...
Thanks bowlingbun for these additional helpful tips. At today's Care for a Cuppa session carers shared their tips on Carer's Assessments. These were referred to in Carers UK's response today to the Alzheimer's Society report 'The fog of support'. https://www.carersuk.org/news-and-campaigns/press-rel...
Hello all At Tuesday's Care for a Cuppa session we discussed carers' experiences of attending GP appointments and obtaining medication for the people they look after during the coronavirus crisis. The carers attending shared the following tips: sometimes it can be difficult to get through to the GP ...
Thanks to everyone who has signed up to take part in this physical activity research. I've been in touch with our colleague Rachael who is leading on this and she said that you should receive an email by today with further details on taking part. Quite a few people didn't provide email addresses tho...
Hello all Since April over 500 carers have attended our online meet-ups for carers that we hold on Zoom twice a week. At these sessions carers share tips with each other on how they've learned to manage their caring roles (sometimes they also share some tricks on how they've managed to get what they...
Hello Mossyface I'm sorry to hear that you've been having a really difficult time since you and your family moved in with your father. As well as the helpful suggestions from other members, I have also sent you an email with some further suggestions of support that you could access. Wishing you and ...
Hello Sarah Great to hear that your nan is feeling much better and that you've found a different care home for her. I've just sent you an email with some further advice from one of our helpline advisers which I hope you will find helpful., though some of the advice may no longer be relevant. With go...
Hello Sarah I was sorry to read that your nan has not been well. From the details you've provided we thought that you may want to make a complaint about the treatment your nan has received in the care home. I've therefore forwarded your post to Carers UK's helpline and will send you an email with th...