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Do you think of yourself as a Carer?

Do you think of yourself as a Carer? Here's an excerpt from my forthcoming handbook. Dementia: A Practical Handbook for Working People Caring for a Loved One. Caring can creep up on you, little by little and you find you are doing more and more for your Loved One. It...

Early discussions Families and relationships are complex.

Are you Working and Caring? Do you cope well? Here’s an excerpt from my Handbook “Dementia: A Practical Handbook for Working People Caring for a Loved One”. Leave me a comment below if you’d like to know the publication dates for the ebook and printed versions. Early...

Inheritance hit as Government shelves care home fees cap policy

AuthorPaul Belliere-Wilson A proposal to limit the costs of social care, per person, to £75,000 by 2020 has been formally dropped by the government, with no intention to pursue the policy until after the next election. The plan, originally put forward by David...

Social Care: MPs seek cross-party group to “sustain” NHS

This information is taken from the BBC news website dated November 18 2017 Ninety MPs have signed a letter calling on the prime minister to set up a cross-party convention on the future of the NHS and social care in England. They say a non-partisan debate is needed to...

Does this Business Manager sound like you?

“Managing a team of people in a business can be a challenge at the best of times. Over the past year or so I’ve had several experienced members of staff needing to take time off at short notice or over long periods, to sort out Care for their Relatives. It’s usually...

Do Your Staff Leave to Care For Their Elderly Relatives?

I’ve met 3 businesses in the past week where a senior member of staff (all women in their 50’s) has left to Care for an elderly parent. The impact has been considerable in different ways. The staff member has lost their income, maybe their own sense of identity and is...

How does Caring for a Loved One affect You and Your Family?

A serious illness such as Dementia or Alzheimers can creep up on you. Your relative may spend several months just being a bit “tired” or “having senior moments” when they forget things, get lost on the way home and have the same conversation with you 5 times in a few...

Get Your Life & Work Back on Track

Sometime Life throws us a curved ball – and usually when we least expect it. Sometimes it hits us out of the blue. Sometimes it creeps up on us – we know something isn’t quite right but we can’t put our finger on what it is. This can be what happens with older...

Don’t Put On A Brave Face All The Time

Life’s not fair but you don’t have to put on a brave face all the time. I heard of a lady recently who is trying to cope with her Mum in a Care Home, her Dad isn’t well and needs help to look after himself. Her husband is away with work a lot, she has a son at home...