"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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More veterans coming forward for help because of the increased understanding
The Veteran Friendly Practice Accreditation Programme is being rolled out among health workers
Care ideas from the other side of the world
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust says it's been learning how care in Canterbury New Zealand works differently
MP apologises after criticising lockdown nurses for "after-work drinks
the Conservative member for Lichfield, made the remark while defending the Prime Minister who attended a Downing Street gathering in June 2020.
Steam locomotive named in honour of carers
The engine, built in 1916, runs on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway in North Yorkshire and is now called “Nightingale and Seacole”
Experiences wanted from carers dealing with major trauma
The James Lind Alliance, is trying to guide scientists who want to know what they should be researching
e-Scooter accidents on the rise
Numbers rose by 82 per cent from 2020 to 2021 according to figures from Ambulance Trusts across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Committee calls for changes to Visas and pay for care workers
The recommendations have been welcomed by a number of organisations including The Homecare Association which warns that the sector is in a ‘precarious state’
‘I Live With Dementia’ campaign launched to support unpaid carers
The aim being to signpost people to the charity’s support through its dementia specialist Admiral Nurses
GMC advice to doctors
There’s a new drive to deal with workplace bullying in health and medical settings