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.”
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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