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Once upon a time… Jun 14

Once upon a time you just made calls with your phone. Fast forward 20 years and now we carry ‘phones’ that help us earn, learn and have fun as well as communicate. This has all been made possible by the development of mobile applications (apps) and tablets. An app is a piece of software that can run […]

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The importance of taking care of yourself Jun 13

As a carer, it can be difficult to look after yourself and have some ‘me time’ when taking care of a loved one. Here, Liz explains to us the importance of taking some time out for yourself… Hi there, my name is Liz Hanlon and my son, Kieron, is 26 years old. He has Down’s […]

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We all need a break sometimes don’t we? Jun 13

It’s important to build communities for carers as well as people we support. For Carers Week, we spoke to Lorraine, Family Support Manager, who talks about this in more detail… We all need time to get away from our day to day life and do something different. Perhaps a weekend away, a nice day out […]

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Making a genuine connection Jun 07

There has been a shift in recent years with the relationship between charities and organisations. Sam Mason, Community Fundraiser talks to us about how the perception of volunteering is changing in the mind of companies…  The relationship between charities and the businesses that support them is changing. The days of fundraiser and leadership team posing […]

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Making a difference Jun 06

The impact volunteering has is not only on people we support but also volunteers themselves. As part of Volunteers’ Week we spoke with Sonia who tells us how it has given her the motivation to think about working in social care as a career…  “I have now been volunteering for over a year and have […]

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