Are You Aware We Care
There is a “hidden army” of young carers in the UK, a recent study reveals that 800,000 secondary aged young people in England are caring for a parent or sibling. This series follows six young and young-adult carers, hearing their stories, giving them a voice and learning about the daily challenges at different stages of life.
We uncover their feelings, and find out what help they need to achieve. We talk to the people around them to see how different their lives are compared to peers, and hear from schools, young carer leads and unearth what additional support they might or might not receive, discovering how well known and understood their situation is.
These young people are so inspirational, and so articulate. They have had to grow up quickly with their voices, like their role as carers, often hidden from the world around them. This series raises the profile of young carers and encourages listeners, schools, agencies, councils and the government to engage in conversation.
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