During the pandemic we’ve been 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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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