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11 books to help explain dementia to other people

In the office @Here we are all bookworms! Reading fiction can be used as escapism, and is a great way to explain dementia to children and teenagers, or just become more informed yourself! We’ve compiled a list of fiction books that we feel explain dementia and the surrounding issues rather well.

We have reviewed the adult […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Blog posts|0 Comments

The importance of Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia Awareness Week is upon us once again; 15th-21st May. You will probably see news articles, TV and Radio interviews and hopefully lots of people in your local town centre wearing blue and asking you to donate to various dementia charities. Why? To get people talking about dementia, connecting with those living with dementia, and supporting […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Blog posts|0 Comments

Loneliness – a silent epidemic?

“Loneliness is a silent epidemic” says the Co-chair of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, Rachel Reeves.  We asked Steve Kilsby from the Royal Voluntary Service in Banbury, Oxfordshire, about how they help older people combat loneliness.

“At Royal Voluntary Service, combating loneliness among older people is one of our focuses, as […]

By |May 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tackling loneliness through lunch clubs

For mental health awareness week (#mhaw17), we’re focussing on the mental health challenges faced by older people. A challenge faced day to day by millions of people is loneliness. When local transport services are cut and it’s more difficult to get out and out, it’s easy to feel cut off from others.

This blog looks at […]

By |May 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

My Mum has Addison’s disease

– Anonymous
So….the nature of being a carer is that I had this whole blog post planned out in my head, and I knew exactly what I was going to write and how I was going to write it, but after an eventful few days….I’ve completely forgotten everything. Ooops.
I had to remember to make […]

By |May 19th, 2016|Blog posts|0 Comments

Vote for HERE in the #VOOM awards!

If you have a spare minute, take the time to vote for HERE in the 2016 #VOOM awards.

The #VOOM awards is an annual competition, held by Richard Branson (CEO of Virgin), providing investment and business support to the projects which show the most promise to both the public and to the judges on the #VOOM […]

By |May 19th, 2016|News|0 Comments

The importance of being listened to

– Anne, HERE helpline adviser

This blog is a great opportunity to talk about the helpline, how I think it could work for you or someone you know. Working on a helpline is a wonderful experience for me and I really enjoy making contact with people. It’s actually rather life affirming for […]

By |April 18th, 2016|Blog posts|0 Comments