Home care is good, so use it

Families who are caring for a loved one can sometimes struggle to know when it is the right time is to ask for help. Quite often I find that families leave it too late, and they are almost on their knees with exhaustion or the stress of juggling work, children and a busy life by […]

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FREE Family and Carer Information Event

  Q: When should I start talking to my parents about their future care thoughts and wishes? Q: I’ve promised my mum I wouldn’t put her in a home, but now she needs more care than I can give her and I’m exhausted. What should I do? It’s four weeks now until my first I’m […]

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Making the most of life!

You want your mum to live life to the full, to be sociable and, most of all, to be happy. So why doesn’t she seem to want the same thing? It’s difficult and frustrating for family carers when their mum loses motivation to go out as they used to, or just outright refuses to leave […]

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Prepare for the time of your life!

The arrival of a new baby leads to 9 months of physical and practical preparation. It’s tough to manage a new baby on your own so being able to afford to choose what you want to buy whilst getting the right equipment, support and advice can make a huge difference to the wellbeing of the […]

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How can we live to be 100 and be happy!?

If you are over 50 years of age, I bet I’ve got your attention now! Unfortunately, I don’t have the answer to that or else I’d be a very rich woman indeed!   I suspect we all know the secret for living longer. The NHS is keen to give us guidance on this; eat well and […]

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Have you had to get in touch with your local authority social services department for help with an ageing or ill relative?

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I’ve been a social worker since 1998. I’ve seen a lot of changes in the way we support people who need care and support. I know how important it is to understand the social care system and the complex procedures involved. I also know how stressful it can be trying to sort things out for your mum or dad on your own.

Do you have a question that you’d like answered now?

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It’s something we all avoid talking about because its uncomfortable. Ageing is inevitable and preparation can make your parents life happier and more comfortable. Knowing how they want to live and be cared for as they age will mean they can enjoy living independently and safely for as long as possible. I can help you choose what you what to say and how to say it.

Contact me by email sally@imworriedaboutmum.com
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Since Adam was 12 and it became obvious he was struggling with anxiety and his autism I fought and fought for the correct support for him , sadly I wasn’t listened to and Adam regressed and ended up being out of school for a couple of years.

That was when he discovered his love of graphics design and I pushed him to keep trying and we set up this page to help him improve his skills ..

A lot of you have followed Adams journey over the last few years, you’ve seen his talents improve and improve ... he has managed to complete college with correct support in place and make amazing achievements in life despite his daily challenges.

I am so proud to announce that this evening his achievements were recognised and our local housing awarded him a personal transformation award!!!

To all those who worry about your child often and are drained from fighting the system constantly don’t give up hope just keep thinking off Adam!!

I’m biased as his mum but tonight all that fighting for support and pushing him when he was struggling was worth it and Adam is making himself achieve new milestones and challenges daily.

Adam well done you deserve this award so so much love you lots .. Mum 💓💓💓💓
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Delighted to have exhibited at the @STEPSociety conference, hosted by @thewssociety, advising clients about long-term #care options in #Scotland. Some of the Q&A:

Can you service remote areas - yes
Are you more expensive than a care home - no
Do you offer #respite packages - yes
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My advertisement is in this month’s The Local Life magazine, going to homes in the rural Northwich area. Rural areas often miss out on support services, so its really important to me to make sure they have access to advice and information. If you know of anyone who needs advice, information or support please let them know about me as I cover a wider area than people think. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is International Older Persons Day. Almost 700 million people worldwide are now aged 60 years or over. This isn't necessarily about social care for frail and vulnerable older people. Its about the challenges and needs of older people and how all of us want to age with dignity, optimum health and well-being and continued opportunities to contribute to our local communities.

What do you want to do when you are older? Do you want to continue in paid employment until you're 90? Do you want to explore the UK or travel abroad? Or learn a new skill?
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Great event at dementia care specialists Belong Village, Macclesfield today. I especially enjoyed meeting this lady, Emma Claire, who is an end of life doula. She explained her role supporting the individual who has a life limiting condition and their family providing practical and emotional support as long as it is needed, sometimes continuing to support the bereaved family for months after a death. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us for a free information day tomorrow Saturday 28 September from 10am - 4pm. The aim of the day is to provide friends, family and members of the local community with useful information and advice about living with dementia, plus details of the services available and planning for the future.
We will be offering visitors advice to enable positive visits and interactions with their loved ones and prepare them for the future. There will also be two presentation at 11am & 2pm.
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Margaret you are just fabulous!

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Margaret is learning to horse ride at 93 and we LOVE her. ❤️👏
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This is going to be a great day and I hope you can come along. I’m giving a short presentation in the morning and afternoon and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions about forward planning and your options.Join us for a free information day on Saturday 28 September from 10am - 4pm. The aim of the day is to provide friends, family and members of the local community with useful information and advice about living with dementia, plus details of the services available and planning for the future.
We will be offering visitors advice to enable positive visits and interactions with their loved ones and prepare them for the future. There will also be two presentation at 11am & 2pm.
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It’s #NationalRecyclingWeek!
Did you know that you can donate your old or unwanted items to us, and you will be raising vital funds to help people affected by dementia.
See how you can support us: www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/make-donation/recycling
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If you have any donations please let me know as I can pass them on with mine on 2nd OctoberShelves are looking very empty right now. With 4 Foodbanks to stock and still feeling the impact of school holidays and back to school pressures, stock has truly depleted!

Please consider us for your #Harvest donations. Right now, we're really short of: rice jam, porridge, marmalade, cordial, coffee, biscuits, creamed rice, custard, tins tomatoes, toothpaste, mouthwash, washing up liquid.
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Belong are leading the way with dementia support and careSwitch to our award-winning home care service. More and more people are turning to Belong at Home to enable their loved ones to enjoy trusting relationships with their support team and feel confident in their care. With a values-based approach, we put our customers at the heart of all that we do and provide a reliable, flexible and high quality home care service. That’s just one of the reasons why Belong at Home is listed in the Top 20 Home Care providers nationally, based on verified customer reviews. We are also a Gold accredited Investor in People and Real Living Wage employer, investing in training to ensure a high quality service. We also ensure our people have sufficient time to spend with their customers and provide care in a way that respects everyone’s dignity.
Contact Belong at Home today for a free assessment
Belong Macclesfield
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I’m still on a high after my World Dementia Day coffee morning on Saturday. It was great to see so many of you there, and thanks to my lovely husband Tim, my daughter Georgia and son Sam for rolling up your sleeves and keeping the teapot flowing! Thanks also to my friends for mucking in with such enthusiasm, you were all such a help.

The money we raised for The Alzheimer’s Society keeps coming in and the total so far is £360 with a few more bits to come in. How amazing is that? Just imagine how this money will support families and communities to care and cope and to educate people to reduce the stigma and fear around a diagnosis of dementia.

So, still with a big smile on my face, I better get back to work!
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Caroline spoke very movingly today at my coffee morning about her dad, Jack, and their very personal experience of mixed dementia with lewy bodies. I couldn't thank her enough for doing this and with her permission I'd like to share a couple of excerpts with you:

"he is my dad, my old dad, my new-found dad, and he has a great sense of humour. Given the right environment and understanding he thrives. he takes pride in our achievements and shares his wisdom."

"I am proud of my dad. I am proud of myself and my sister and my family. We are doing our best. It is not perfect, and the system is far from perfect. We have fun times and we have some rough times. It is what it is, and it is an adventure. We live with memory loss with coloured lights."
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Thanks to everyone who supported my coffee morning for World Dementia Day, I've raised over £320 for The Alzheimer's Society which is brilliant, and still some money to come in. We also had some conversations about dementia and how we can make the dementia journey less lonely for those people diagnosed with dementia and their families who do the caring. ... See MoreSee Less

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We've drawn the raffle - lots of lucky winners taking home some lovely prizes. For anyone who bought a ticket and wasn't able to come along today, we'll be in touch to let you know if you're a winner! ... See MoreSee Less

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