Monthly Archives: July 2016
Part of Solve UK poverty
A new report by Loughborough University for JRF Falling short: the experiences of families living below the Minimum Income Standard looks at 30 families who are all living below the Minimum Income Standard (MIS). This is an income level determined by regular research asking the public what they think is required for an acceptable living standard in the UK today – including social participation as well as physical essentials. Some are managing to get by, but can’t imagine being able to stretch to a day trip or low cost family holiday. Others struggle to afford material necessities like food and school uniforms.
PEOPLE who care for loved ones with long-term illnesses have turned to art as a way of escaping their day-to-day pressures.
Providing round-the-clock care for a relative suffering with conditions like Alzheimer’s can often lead to the carer becoming isolated and ignoring their own needs.
In a bid to tackle carer loneliness and stresses, a “relaxing” art group based in Grimsby encourages the sometimes under-pressure carers to forget their worries and immerse themselves in art.
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Fight for carers’ rights
Carers’ Resource director Chris Whiley