In the UK, millions of people provide unpaid care to family members or friends, often at significant personal sacrifice.
Self-care can take many forms, and what works for one person may not work for another.
Mindfulness is the practice of being present and fully engaged in the current moment.
Mrs. Smith is an 85-year-old widow who was diagnosed with dementia two years ago.
According to a report by Carers UK, there are approximately 6.5 million unpaid carers in the UK, who provide care worth £132 billion each year.
The role of unpaid carers is crucial in enabling people to live independently and avoid costly hospital or care home admissions.
Carer peer support refers to the emotional and practical assistance that caregivers receive from others who are in a similar situation. It can take many forms, from online forums and support groups to one-on-one mentoring and counselling.
Young At Heart ULO CIC are happy to share that we are now delivering the Positive Approach to Care Getting To Know Dementia Community Training Programme, thanks to funding from Tees Valley Community Foundation.
January was a very busy start to the year and we were delighted to welcome back some pre-Covid group members to our activity groups.
This month, our Billingham group celebrated their third birthday by writing their own ‘I Am’ poem: