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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I’m home and I survived my day as a guest lecturer. I’d love to do it again! I learned so much about presenting and how to engage an audience. It’s a work in progress and I’ll definitely do better next time! Thanks for your comments and support xx ... See MoreSee Less

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I’m been asked here as a guest lecturer, and I’m spending the day with first year social work degree students. This was very daunting and way out of my comfort zone but something I was eager to experience.

I’ve been talking about social work with older people, and also about me and how I chose social work as a career and my business as an independent social worker. I think (!) it’s going well, I’m definitely enjoying it, but I’m wondering if my voice will hold out! I’m not used to talking so much.

The future of social work is definitely safe in the hands of these students. They have really impressed me with their knowledge and their desire to extend this.
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I thought I'd introduce myself properly to those of you I haven't had the chance to meet yet. I'm a social care consultant/social worker based in Cheshire. People often ask me what that actually means. A social worker has training and experience in how to untangle complicated family problems and to support you in a crisis. When you are helping your mum or dad with life changing decisions, it is very difficult to find the best way forward unless you have someone to show you the options available.

Have you had experience of working with a social worker? How did it help you?

Just to be clear, I don't have any connection with social services but I am a registered and qualified social worker so I have a lot of experience and information to share.

You can contact me via this page, on my mobile tel 07923 184316, or email me on sally@imworriedaboutmum.com
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1 week ago

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Cheshire Community Agents provide a great service for carers. You can contact them direct or visit them at this event in Poynton.We’ll be at this great event hosted by Poynton Town Council and look forward to answering any questions you may have about:

•Benefits
•Lasting Power of Attorney
•Funeral Plans
•Wills
•Asset Protection or Lifetime Trusts

Come and say Hi 👋🏼
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My client’s mum gained her wings today. My thoughts are with her and her family at this very sad time xxxx ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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Great advice from John for everyone to follow in 2020 ... See MoreSee Less

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At Christmas there’s a lot of pressure to be perfect and have it all. We see commercials showing happy families in matching pyjamas. Nobody is having a drunken row, struggling with life or feeling lonely in these commercials. The Samaritans have a free number - 116 123 (UK) which doesn't show up on phone bills. Remember it's ok not to be ok. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Just because it’s Christmas ...... and I always cry when I hear little children singing it. Enjoy

Cheshire Live
With one week to go until the big day this video of the children from Dee Point Primary School in Blacon singing Away in a Manger is sure to get you in the Christmas mood
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🎵It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!🎵 I love Christmas baking; it connects me with my mum who died 24 years ago. I still use her star cutter for the pastry to top my mince pies. I have so many happy memories of her at Christmas, mostly around her fabulous baking and her hugs. Yes it makes me feel a bit sad she isn’t here this Christmas, but overall I just feel grateful to have had such a lovely mum. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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We have one amazing team !

They are organising a Christmas Lunch (on Christmas Day itself) for older people in our community. Everyone involved is volunteering.

What we need from you is your help to get the message out there. It's all completely FREE and they even have people ready to collect people from their homes and take them back afterwards.

All they need to do is ring Clare on 0161 480 0646 to secure their place at the Christmas Lunch table.

Just wonderful - lets help them spread some merry cheer this Christmas.
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1 month ago

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The Salvation Army do a fantastic job supporting the most vulnerable people in our communities. So sad to hear that the demand for their help is growing year by year thoughWell here we are again and what an incredibly wonderful but exhausting time it has been. The demand for support for Christmas this year has exceeded the numbers this time last year and I already have a growing list of parcels to make for collection on Friday.
It saddens me that there is such a need in today’s society however the generosity of people who have donated beautiful gifts, toys and monetary gifts overwhelms me.
Along with the giving of gifts people have generously given of their time to support me to put together parcels that number to tens of thousands of items collectively. The hall that was packed to the brim literally with red sacks full of toys and gifts and our community hall full of food hampers is now strangely empty and the parcels are heading on their way to the families and vulnerable adults in our community.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me and nearer to Christmas Day I will update you on our final numbers but it looks like they will exceed 2500 people supported. Till then I wish you all a wonderful Christmas that is full of joy, happiness and kindness, Heather 💕💕💕💕
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1 month ago

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Supporting our homeless community this winter.Please note our arrangements for the Homelessness Service over Christmas – please share with anyone who may need this information ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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The latest Banksy in Birmingham highlights homelessness, especially poignant at this time of year ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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It is always lovely when my clients take the time to feedback on the support they received ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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Scams are crimes. They are fraudulent tricks designed to deceive you into giving away your money, possessions or personal details. Any of us can fall for a scam and they are on the increase getting ever more sophisticated and many people are taken in. Scammers target vulnerable older people so tell your relatives to be extra cautious.

If you have been scammed, it's important to remember it isn't your fault and you've done nothing to feel ashamed of but you must tell someone and don't try to deal with it on your own.

I've got an excellent leaflet which gives great tips on how to avoid and spot scams, types of scams and what to do if you think someone else has been scammed. Contact me and I'll send one to you free of charge.
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2 months ago

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Thank you to those of you who took part in my Birthday offer. I’ve picked 2 names at random from the women who contacted me, and I’ll be getting in touch today with them today. If I can help them with social care advice specific to their situation, I will. If I can help them to off-load, I will. If I can help them with the feeling of overwhelm, I'll do that as well. It's their time. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

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I’d like to offer 2 of my lovely followers the opportunity of a 1 hour one-to-one chat with me. You can talk about your situation, ask any social care questions you want or simply offload, whatever you need. You can also pass this on to a friend if you win.
Please share this post. 2 names drawn at random on
2 December if you comment below
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2 months ago

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Belong events are open to all the community so it’s a good place to take your mum on a gloomy autumn dayThe latest issue of our bi-monthly newsletter, What's On, is now available to download via our website and provides details of activities, events and more taking place during December and January at Belong Macclesfield. #Macclesfield #Cheshire #Belong
www.belong.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/whats_on_macclesfield_decjan_web_2.pdf
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