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http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/somerset/hi ... 246595.stm The latest figures from NHS Somerset show that in 2007 there were 7,640 dementia suffers in the county and this figure set to increase by almost 50 % to 11,500 in the next 12 years. Although there is a wide range of services already offered by ...
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 83635.html A local council was scathingly criticised in the High Court today over its treatment of two children who have spent years caring for their invalid, wheelchair-bound father. Deputy Judge Belinda Bucknall QC told lawyers for Essex County Council:...
So who 'should' be in work...?
"My mother, Yvonne, lives in that twilight zone variously called senility, dementia or Alzheimer's. "It was a long time coming. She retired from her job as a top secretary at the age of 60 and went to live in the country; after a while, she found that it cut her off from too many things that she enj...
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-storie ... -21650949/ Harriet Harman will launch a campaign this week to help Britain's army of carers get time off work to help elderly or disabled relatives. The move comes as a new survey shows that 82 per cent of adults are unaware that carers have a legal right...
Hi,

On Tuesday 15th September we're having a web chat with Lifecare Transition Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, Charlotte Argyle.

It'll be a good chance to find out more about the work they do with carers and to ask any questions you have.

Sam_B
the latest from Gordon's blog,
http://carersblog.wordpress.com/

Sam_B
New Horizons in mental health: consultation and web chat, Thursday 3 September 7-8pm in the www.carers.org chatroom The Department of Health is putting together a new 10-year strategy for mental health in England and is calling on carers to have their say by taking part in a public consultation. The...