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
Fill in this form to contact Luke and Lucy
COVID has huge effect on NHS staff in Essex
One ward at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow reported having just 43 per cent of the planned number of staff working due to staff shortages
A Plymouth restaurant treats carers
Bistrot Pierre in the Royal William yard catered for 30 carers identified by Age UK Plymouth and treated them to a slap-up three course meal.
10% in Barrow are unpaid carers
Government figures showed 9000 people in south Lakeland were caring for others
NHS website top of the hits
No surprise at number one was symptoms of Covid, given the pandemic and its into the top 3 for high blood pressure
Care charity boss takes thousand-mile challenge for veterans
Tim Tyler’s cross-trainer exercise is set to pass 1,100 miles, despite other commitments including recovery from Covid getting in the way
Extra funding for children’s social care in England
The programmes should give better early support for children, and above-inflation increases in foster carers’ allowances
On-line system personalises NHS cancer care options
The NHS says patients in the east of England can use the recently developed service called “Knowing your options”
Woman whose heart stopped for 28 minutes meets her life-savers
The 59-year-old received more than half an hour of CPR from three qualified paramedics and a trainee at London Ambulance Service
Transgender woman dies after three years on waiting list
Alice Litman, from Brighton, took her own life last May as she waited on a list with more than 11,000 people to discuss her transition