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Coping with Bereavement

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Bereavement is a very difficult subject to conquer right now, especially with the experiences of Covid-19. Many of us have lost loved ones, friends, close relatives and neighbours and its heart-wrenching. Covid hit us all like a thunderbolt and turned our lives upside down. It’s been hard enough to carry on with all the restrictions […]

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Covid-19

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The way forward As we know  carers are under enormous pressure already, often alone and with very little support. Covid means this is likely to remain so for some time to come but there are ways to make things a little less isolating. The internet has been a godsend in the last few months as […]

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Speaking the Same Language

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Would you know what I mean when I said other carers speak the same language? … I am sure you will, as I met up with a non Carer today and it was like talking to a brick wall.  She kept going on and on about boundaries, set boundaries. Whilst I see what she meant, in […]

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No Need to be Alone

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Don’t feel alone anymore, log on and meet up with Carer Buddies on Carersconnectint.com – that is what I did and I honestly have not looked back….. I felt that I was the only person in the world experiencing loneliness, isolation and dealing with the enormous challenges of my Caring responsibilities.  I then went on […]

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Happy New Year

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Happy New Year everyone … is it a good one I ask?  Well it doesn’t feel like it to me .. I ate too much and my belly resembles Santa’s and I tripped over the cat on the stairs and I’m hobbling about with a walking stick … but I’m still managing to smile through it!! […]

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Time to pick Yourself Up

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“Don’t be blue, there is light on the horizon” …  that’s exactly what a Carer Buddy said to me only a few weeks ago when I was feeling really down in the dumps …. “try to look on the bright side of things it can only get better,” she said …. these words of wisdom did not […]

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Go for It!

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Be brave and go for it…. and try something new today!! Could be a new hairdo, new outfit or a new hobby.  You will be amazed at what a difference it will make just taking one small step to a newer you!! I have been feeling particularly low lately after some personal family problems and […]

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A Piglet’s Guide to Caring

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Wanted to share a small snippet of help and support to Carers from a book I came across recently, called “The Selfish Pig’s Guide to Caring” by Hugh Marriott” … I’m not a fan of the title but the contents are helpful ……  so put the kettle on, sit in a comfy chair and if […]

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A few tips on Money!

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This Carer Buddy wishes to remain anonymous, but has some brilliant advice to Carers who find themselves in debt Thrifty Spending: be a Credit Card Tart and check out Martin Lewis’ Website – MoneySavingExpert.com I thought I would drop Elaine a line to let her know about my new thrifty spending!! I was heavily in debt […]

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A lovely support group called Crossroads

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Hi, my name is Steve and I read your profile on carersconnectint.com asking for help, so here I am. I may not be able to offer you all the help you need, but some possible pointers in the right direction! Although I live in the UK I thought I could pass on a few tips […]

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