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Fatima Khan-Shah

Carers Week: make support for unpaid carers reflective of our diverse communities

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Being an unpaid carer during a global pandemic takes its toll, as does its aftermath. The impact is not just physical and emotional, it’s financial too. From speaking with her networks of unpaid carers, Fatima Khan-Shah knows these issues are front and centre of their minds during this year’s Carers Week.

International Women's Day: our world has changed and so have we

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"A year on from the last International Women’s Day and the mantra of ‘trying to have it all’ has truly taken on a whole new meaning" for Fatima Khan Shah Programme Director of Unpaid Carers and Personalised Care in West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership.

In this searingly honest blog, Fatima reflects on caring for loved ones with long term conditions, looking after children and balancing all the difficulties that come with managing complex home lives.

Celebrating and supporting young carers

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Fatima Khan Shah, unpaid carer representative in the NHS West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, knows from personal experience that caring can be extremely rewarding. It can also impact on our health and wellbeing in dramatic ways - and at any age. On Young Carers Awareness Day she considers the ways we can improve identification, care and support for our thousands of young carers..

Supporting carers to prepare for the future

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Last week, unpaid carers and their supporters celebrated Carers Rights Day. Good friend of this blog and tireless campaigner for improved support for unpaid carers, Fatima Khan-Shah, returns with a new post explaining why this day matters. There are 6.5 million carers …

Making the Carers Charter a reality: from vision into practice

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“Caring for friends and family can be tough, especially if you’re a sandwich carer,” explains Fatima Khan-Shah, the driving force behind a new Carers Charter now launched in the Kirklees area. “You may be caring for your parents in law or your children …

Effective support for carers must be built on trust and understanding

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'Caring can be a mixed blessing', says Fatima Khan-Shah, Chair of Investors in Carers, as she introduces a Carers Charter - an initiative designed to help carers and organisations understand each other in the pursuit of improved support for carers, their families and …