Tag: savvy suggestions

Top tips for managing meal times, nutrition and hydration

29 June 18

Meal times can be challenging for carers but making sure both you and the person you care for are getting all the right nutrition is an important part of staying healthy and well. We have put together a guide for carers to make meal times easier including: Eating and drinking aids Help to lose weight Help to put on or maintain weight Fortifying food Meals on wheels services Recipes Hydration Eating…

Carers guide to getting out and about this spring and summer

27 April 18

Now the spring/summer weather is on its way (fingers crossed) you might be thinking of days out for you and the person you care for across Derbyshire. We understand that for carers a day out can take a lot of planning so we are here to help you with information about: Carers go free activities, tourist sites and cinemas Groups and events for carers Changing places toilets Safe Place Scheme Accessibility…

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…

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…