Your thoughts Your world
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Your thoughts - Your world
CARERS AND EDUCATION
Carers find many barriers when trying to get an education that many others do not face.
Cast your vote, but do it soon....
Newcastle Carers have entered The Charity Film Awards with their film about three young adult carers.
The film is fantastic, watch it and see what you think and then, please, vote for them.
Well done Newcastle Carers - Good luck!
To vote - follow this link http://www.charityfilmawards.com/videos/newcastle-carers
As tomorrow is carers rights day 2016 I have written this up , hope it helps some one:)
MISSING OUT? KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AS A CARER
This blog is going to be about the rights carers have that many of us do not know or realise we should get !
Would you like to go to a university in Wales? Are you worried about how studying would fit in with caring?
Some universities in Wales offer extra support to students who are also carers, including financial support. Others offer taster days so you can visit a university, along with other young adult carers, to see if you think it is right for you.
It's great to see young and young adult carers from across the world - here's a really good clip made by some young carers in New South Wales, Australia.
Dementia themed week, 14th-18th November 2016
Here on Matter, we’re now running a week-long event on the topic of dementia. It can be quite challenging caring for someone with a dementia diagnosis, so we thought it would be helpful to run a themed week on this topic, here on Matter. Perhaps you care for someone who has recently been diagnosed, or maybe you are concerned that a relative is becoming more forgetful and confused, and you’re not sure what to do for the best.
You might find that studying online is easier to fit in around caring. Have a look at these free courses for carers.
New course - Caring for adults
Caring for adults is an introductory course for anyone in a caring role, either paid or unpaid. It builds on what you already know to give you a better understanding of your role as a carer. It also supports your own well-being by giving you some ideas and information about looking after yourself and dealing with stress.
Lol can anyone help me on how to use this for example , people would comment on my post and I wouldn't know how to respond? Help?
Dementia does not define the person !!!
Getting a diagnosis of dementia may seem like a death sentence at first to many people dealing with this illness. However you can still have many fantastic years filled with memories and happiness with the cared for.