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Samantha's story

“When you’ve been swimming for a while, your head just clears and you don’t think of anything and for me that was really good.”

In this blog Samantha, who cares for her son, talks about how keeping an open mind is essential finding a new zest for life.

Darren's story

"The social side is as important as the game itself.” 

In this blog, Darren talks about the barriers he's overcome to keep active and how the local bowls club is a welcoming place for him and his wife Rebecca, who he cares for.

Janet's story

“The beauty of these kinds of programmes is that they can be done at any time and as it is indoors the weather doesn’t matter.”

In this blog, Janet shares her experience of overcoming the barriers she faces by trying activities online from home and how she balances them with her caring role. 

Paul's story

“It can be hard to leave someone, but if you can get it into your week, just once a week, that will be helpful to you, which ultimately helps the person you care for too.”

Paul has been a carer for almost 20 years, and is also a keen runner. He’s a big advocate for carers taking time for themselves to look after their own health as he personally feels that running has a positive impact on him by helping his mental health and giving him a break.

 

Julie and Peter's story

"It’s a great leveller, there’s no agenda, everybody is equal in the running gear."

Together, Julie and her husband Peter who cares for her have taken up running, which allows them to both stay active and socialise with the wider community.

 

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