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Almost £1.4 million funding has been awarded to a social enterprise network that brings together unpaid carers of people with dementia. The funding will be used to support carers in Scotland to have a greater say in the day to day issues that affect them and those they care for.…
The Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee are to explore whether or not integration authorities are doing enough to involve patients, carers, the third sector and other stakeholders in the design and future of health and social care. All integration authorities have a duty to involve stakeholders and ensure that…
A mentally ill carer has been locked up indefinitely for battering his 81-year-old father to death while under the "intolerable" pressure of looking after both his handicapped parents. Mohsin Manji, 45, had paranoid schizophrenia for some 25 years yet had taken sole day-to-day responsibility for his bedridden disabled father and…
Young carer Roni Bridges has had to grow up fast as at the age of 10 she helps care for her mum and two-year-old twin sisters. Her mum Michelle suffers from anxiety attacks and is sometimes too worried to leave the house. Roni talks her through her anxieties, encourages her…
Elderly carers are not getting enough support to manage their own health needs, a charity has warned. Many older carers are forgoing their own health in order to care for a loved one, Carers Trust said. This could lead to a "bleak future all around" as older carers' illnesses prevent…
One in five carers have taken their loved one to A&E due to failures in GP out-of-hours services and district nursing, figures suggest. A new report from the charity Carers UK found people turning to hospital emergency departments because they do not know where else to go. A&E attendances across…
Carers are getting an extra helping hand at Princess of Wales Hospital after full-time carer support worker, Victoria Rodwell, is now based there following the success of a pilot project. Victoria’s role involves going around the wards and departments, liaising with staff to identify carers. The aim is to ensure…
A judge has given guidance on how the behaviour of elderly people with dementia might be interpreted - in a bid to help relatives with welfare responsibilities. People whose freedom of movement is lawfully restricted in care homes because of mental illness have the right to mount a legal challenge…
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