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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2 days ago

I'm Worried About Mum

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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3 days 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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3 days 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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The latest Banksy in Birmingham highlights homelessness, especially poignant at this time of year ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week 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 weeks ago

I'm Worried About Mum

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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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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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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3 weeks 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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3 weeks ago

I'm Worried About Mum

Are you living with dementia or a carer and want to attend a Singing for the Brain session in North Lancashire?

We have one at St Annes Fire Station, St Andrews Road North every other Tuesday at 14:00- 15:30 and one at Poulton Le Fylde Methodist Church, Queensway, every other Thursday 14:30-16:00.

Please get in touch with our North Lancashire office to register your interest and attendance before attending a session on northlancashire@alzheimers.org.uk
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Happy 2nd Birthday to ‘I’m Worried About Mum.’
Thanks to everyone who has supported me along the way, and special thanks to my clients old and new.
It has honestly been a privilege to know you all
(I’ll blow my candles out now)!!
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By the end of today, I will be a trained Dementia Champion for the Alzheimer's Society. I'm really excited about this, because I've wanted to train for ages but not had the time. As you know, I'm passionate about removing the stigma of dementia and enabling people to live well and to be treated with dignity and respect. I'll be running information sessions locally to inspire others to become Dementia Friends and to help those living with dementia in our community. If you want to become a Dementia Friend, or know of anyone who would, please let me know and I'll be happy to invite you to a session. ... See MoreSee Less

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I saw this advert in the November Cheshire Life magazine and I think it’s such a lovely idea. Does anyone know of any other care homes or services offering support to isolated older people over Christmas? ... See MoreSee Less

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Phew, what a busy few weeks it has been. I’ve started volunteering at The Old Station House Cafe on the Whitegate Way on a Friday. The cafe has undergone a lot of changes this year with a new, well equipped kitchen, and refurbishment of the seating area in the cafe. It’s all very exciting, but there have been many changes to procedures and the menu has been extended, so by volunteering, I can get up to speed ready for when I resume my duties as a Team Leader later this month.

For those of you who haven’t been, The Old Station House is a lovely cafe in a beautiful area for walkers, cyclists and horse riding. Dogs are made very welcome at the cafe providing they are well behaved, and there is plenty of room to sit outside if the cafe is full.

The cafe always needs volunteers to help run the cafe; whether you are a teenager at school or college or working towards your Duke of Edinburgh award, or someone with additional needs looking to gain work experience and improve your social skills, or you simply want to get involved in cafe life and help out a few hours a week, do let me know.

An autumn walk is a great way to get outdoors and blow away those cobwebs. If you do, call in at the cafe for a hot drink, delicious cake or food from the new menu and say hi.
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