During the pandemic we were asked to isolate ourselves to protect others. But, long before Covid, many people were living with isolation and restriction in order to support someone else. Props is a radio series to spotlight the lived experience of these unsung heroes.
Through the research process, the producers have spoken to carers, Forces families, families of serving prisoners, people supporting a loved one through an immigration process, children of remote islanders, workers from overseas, sending money to their families, people caring for looked-after children in residential care, and loved ones of people overcoming addiction.
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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