You can hear Helen at various times across the week. She says:
"I'm here on Care Radio for a few reasons.
"Firstly I LOVE it and after the year we've had I feel the care sector needs as much care and support as we can give and this is the vehicle to do so.
"Secondly I have been a carer. My sister was diagnosed with cancer in 2017, she lived in New York. She underwent numerous operations and each time I went out to the US to care for her. She had the cancer gene sadly and there was no cure. In May 2018 I went out when the cancer went to her brain. I spent 6 weeks being her sole carer as she became weaker and weaker and unable to do anything. I had never had to care in this way before and it was lonely at times and so very hard.
"My heart goes to anyone having to care full time for a loved one or as a job. You are amazing and brilliant people and should never be underestimated."
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Signature campaign brings recognition for dementia support
two former prime ministers and a member of the royal family are among celebrities sending signed mementoes, supporting a care home’s campaign to help people with dementia
Charity seeks advice from carers in Scotland
The Coalition of Carers in Scotland is this week launching its appeal for new members of its “Lived Experience Experts Panel”
NHS Apps usage reaches new milestone
Over 30 million sign-ups for the NHS App have been recorded. Recent downloads have also brought an extra 448,000 decisions to donate organs
‘Trailblazing’ East Lancashire plan to support mental health patients
It’s hoped this new approach will free up the hospital beds sooner and assessing the person in a more natural environment to help identify how independent they are
Digital Badges for Blood Donors
The badges will allow donors to log on to their online NHS Blood and Transplant account, share their life-saving achievements online and encourage others to become donors
New Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Promise
n an 18-month trial 1800 people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s were given the drug Lecanemab
Quick thinking carer saves Blackpool man's life
Stefan Harding collapsed and was found by his carer who stayed calm, called for an ambulance, gave him his medication and oxygen and got him in the recovery position
More hospital beds available in Devon
More than 40 beds will be created at Derriford Hospital, 11 extra beds at Barnstaple, 37 more at Torbay Hospital and 18 at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.
Cases of gout on the rise
Gout is a form of arthritis and a quarter of a million people have been treated in hospital for it over the last year