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Social prescribing to be major talking point during Self Care Week 2017

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"Since the formation of the Self Care Forum in 2011, great progress has been made in embedding self care into everyday life," says Kingston-Upon-Thames GP and forum co-chair, Dr Pete Smith. This year’s Self Care Week, running 13 -19 November …

Introducing Asset Based Areas (and ten ways to make them happen!)

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In July, we heard from Martin Farran, York Council’s Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care about his city’s journey towards an ‘asset based place’ model, where a local population’s strengths, skills and community hubs are harnessed to provide …

Avoiding the cliff edge: making transitions work

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What do parents of young people living with disabilities – and also cognitive and mental health conditions - mean when they refer, sometimes fearfully, to 'the cliff edge'? Ewan King, Director of Business Development and Delivery at the Social Care Institute for …

A young adult carer’s perspective 2: care, sleep, care – repeat

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Lavinia Scott (24) remembers the early days of her caring role very well – it started when she was around eight years old as her mother endured a series of mental health issues including severe depression. In this third and final blog …

A young carer's perspective: caring is as normal as putting on my socks

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To mark Young Carers Awareness Day, it is our privilege to host a series of blogs featuring the voices and experiences of young carers themselves. Meet this remarkable boy, aged 12, who has cared for his mother for as long as he can …