Who Cares?  

Monday, 17 November 2008

Trojan and I did our third live radio blog yesterday afternoon, we spoke for 45 minutes about the lack or respect and appreciation full time mums/carers get from family, society and the government on the whole. Obviously it’s a subject very close to my heart, and one I am very passionate about. So please click on the radio blog to the right and have a listen, and let us know what you think. You may agree or disagree, we want to know either way.

As promised in that radio blog, I have a small list of agencies/support groups who may be able to help you get what you need and you are entitled to.

http://www.familyfund.org.uk/ A charity aiming to support, advise and possibly help with funds for families with severely disabled children.

http://www.carerslewisham.org.uk/ A charity providing advice for people looking after ill or disabled friends and relatives. Directory of support groups and meetings.

http://www.carers.org/ For support advice, information

http://www.direct.gov.uk/ For information on being a carer

If you contact your local borough council, you can find out lots of information on the groups you have in your area. I know first hand how isolating it is at times to be a carer; there is help and support out there for you. Not as much as there should be, and not as widely publicised, but it is there.

Also don’t forget to look up wish foundations, they are a lifeline for families who have children with life threatening and terminal illnesses, we had a foundation help us and it made a huge difference to us as a family.

And of course, I’m here if you think I can help you with anything, or point you in the right direction.

Take care xxx

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2 comments: to “ Who Cares?

  • Michael
    20 November 2008 at 23:32  

    Hey, Enjoyed the radio blog again. My mum is a carer and you touched on a very important issue. Carers get very little to assist in costs and yet they save the government a hell of a lot of money. If carers didn’t exist it would cost the state millions of pounds and society doesn’t appreciate it.

  • Sally's World
    21 November 2008 at 12:35  

    Thank you Michael, loved your comment, we need to raise awareness so much more, if they stopped to think what it would cost them if we weren't carers, we might get a little appreciation.

    don't worry we'll be back with more on this subject.

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