Tag: carers speak

Walk a Mile in My Shoes carer empathy project - what's it all about?

22 March 18

'Never judge a man until you have walked a mile in his moccasins' – Native American proverb. Derbyshire County Council and partners including Derbyshire Carers Association, the BME network, Creative Carers are all working together on the Walk a Mile in My Shoes Carer Empathy Project. Plans are afoot to launch the project during Carers Week in June with a series of roadshows around…

Time Swap Derbyshire - how carers can use the scheme to get some help

22 February 18

A carers job can be 24/7. Often there isn’t time to complete odd jobs around the home, run errands or do those jobs you just keep putting off as your caring role takes priority. But with the Time Swap scheme you can get help to do those jobs and in return offer your own skills, hobbies and interests to help out others. As a carer you’re probably thinking ‘I don’t have…

Young Carers Awareness Day – are you or someone you know a Young Carer?

23 January 18

January 25th is Young Carers Awareness Day. So who’s a Young Carer and where can they get help and support? A Young Carer is someone under 18 who provides care and support, usually for a relative. In some families children as young as 5 are known to help look after someone. Many young carers don’t realise that they’re a carer. They just see themselves as someone who helps out…

Being a carer at Christmas - top tips for the festive season

12 December 17

Many people enjoy putting their feet up and relaxing over Christmas. But for carers the challenges of looking after someone combined with the extra pressures of Christmas can mean they don't get the chance to have a break. Christmas is a time for family, festivities and fun, but when you’re a carer it can be a difficult time for many reasons.  What carers say about Christmas Lucy, aged…

For carers, by carers: 10 savvy suggestions for those new to caring

15 September 17

We’ve collected together 10 pieces of advice and information aimed at new carers who look after an adult in Derbyshire.  Many of these tips have come straight from other carers, while others have come from health and social care professionals who work with unpaid carers every day.    If you’ve just become an carer (or recently realised you’re classed as an unpaid/family…