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Archive: December - 2016

"I was so relieved to have someone listen"

"I was so relieved to have someone listen"

Posted On: 19/12/16

When Alison was desperately searching for information to help organise her mum’s care, it was the compassion of a Carers UK volunteer that made all the difference.

My mum had faced many challenges in her life: breast cancer, bowel cancer, diabetes, two strokes, the loss of my dad and many more illnesses. When the diagnosis came that confirmed her vascular dementia, I made the decision instantly that she would move in with me so I could be there for her every step of the way.

Seeing mum...

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Categories: Together for Change

Don: "We had to think about the future"

Don: "We had to think about the future"

Posted On: 11/12/16

Carers UK Vice President, Don Brereton, and his wife Mary cared for their son Sam, who has Down’s syndrome, at home his whole life. As time went on, they began to consider the future and who would look after Sam when they couldn't.

It’s not easy to let Sam go because we feel like nobody can look after him like we can. But it got to the point where we had to think about supporting him to have more independence and trusting others to care for him.

Sam has a fun, good natured and...

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Categories: Together for Change

Don: "We had to think about the future"

Don: "We had to think about the future"

Posted On: 11/12/16

Carers UK Vice President, Don Brereton, and his wife Mary cared for their son Sam, who has Down’s syndrome, at home his whole life. As time went on, they began to consider the future and who would look after Sam when they couldn't.

It’s not easy to let Sam go because we feel like nobody can look after him like we can. But it got to the point where we had to think about supporting him to have more independence and trusting others to care for him.

Sam has a fun, good natured and...

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Categories: Together for Change

myVoice bullying chat with Mencap Monday 5 December

myVoice bullying chat with Mencap Monday 5 December

Posted On: 04/12/16

myVoice ask the expert: let's talk about Bullying with Mencap on Monday 5 Decemeber 7:30-8:30pm 


    Every month myVoice will be hosting an online chat on a subject chosen by young people with autism aged 16-25. Each event will feature a leading expert in the field who we’ve invited to answer your questions in a safe and friendly environment.


    This month's myVoice chat will be on bullying. Mencap will be answering your questions and offering advice on how to deal with bullying.
    James...

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Categories: Smile a Minute