The government have proposed today that 21,000 mental health staff will be recruited in the coming years. This aims to provide support to an extra 1 million patients by 2020-21. The money will mostly be spent on recruiting therapists for adults, nurses for crisis care, and there will also be a focus on child and […]
Life after having a stroke can be exceptionally challenging. At HERE, we want to speak to people who have experienced this to understand the complexities of their needs and make sure they get the support they need. So, we’ve asked John, someone who has first hand knowledge of having a stroke and living with hemiplegia* […]
Many of us hold out for a warm summer each year and enjoy the sunshine, but sometimes when it get’s too hot we can find things difficult. Here are some tips about what to do in the hot weather, take a look:
- Keep out of the heat – The hottest parts of the day are […]
Celebrations can be a challenging time for families that are affected by dementia, but it doesn’t mean we should shy away from it. With Father’s Day coming up, here are some ideas about what you can get your father if he had dementia to remind him how much you appreciate him.
- A family photo album […]
As a new carer you may be feeling overwhelmed, worried you’re doing something wrong, or abit like you are facing this all alone. Here is a blog to help reassure you that you can do this and get through the early days:
- Learn through experience Whether you have had to become a carer quickly, or […]
Online banking can be very convenient, it can save you trips to the bank, make it easier to pay others and help you keep track of your money. However, there are also risks to be aware of and this blog will highlight these and give you tips on how to avoid them.
There are numerous […]
Computers – we all have them and sometimes it feels like we couldn’t live without them. They can help us in all aspects of our life, from shopping and banking, to communicating and working and much more. However, it is important to know that using your computer can also carry risks and there is a […]
Computers are a big part of everyday life, they can help us do our shopping, transfer money, and pay our bills. It can sometimes feel as though everyone knows how to use them and work things out so quickly, but we know that this is not always the case. For people who haven’t grown up […]
For Mental Health Awareness Week (#mhaw17), we focused on the mental health challenges faced by older people. A challenge faced day to day by millions of people is loneliness. If you move away from your local area or can’t see family and friends frequently, you can lose a sense of community and family. We spoke […]
In the third part of our series on dementia and communication, Jane and Claire speak about the changes in professional care in dementia and how it looks at present
Social care cuts
‘Since I started working as a Registered Nurse in the 1980s, I’ve really noticed a difference in care’. In particular, Jane says that there’s […]