An occasional one-hour programme recognising, supporting and celebrating the work of young carers, presented by Luke Dudley and Lucy Hutton.
Luke says: "I’ve chosen to support Care Radio because the last few years have taught me just how important it is to look out for those nearest and dearest to you. But sometimes, not everyone has that luck and carers are on hand to provide that vital support. I also want to help provide opportunities to those young carers in the community who will aspire to do great things alongside the amazing work they do as a carer and by working with the fabulous Lucy Hutton, we’ll do that by supporting the Young Carers programme."
Lucy says: "Working on Care Radio is a way to give something back to the legions of carers who have already had a huge impact on my life". During a tough time in high school, Lucy was supported by some overwhelmingly compassionate and inspiring carers who helped her to cope. Recently she's experienced carers at close hand with her grandparents; her grandmother cared for her grandfather in the last years of his life, and Lucy was in awe of how she took to the unpaid caring role without any training at all. When her grandmother herself needed looking after in a care home during the pandemic, the wonderful carers became Nana’s second family while visiting restrictions were in place. “Carers do such a difficult and admirable job, and young carers often feel they have to hide the home role they play from their peers,” Lucy says. “I hope the show can be an outlet which will give them comfort that they are not alone.”
Here are the Young Carers shows
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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