Category Archives: health

Carer mum wins washroom war

A MUM forced to wash her disabled son at an £80-a-night hotel is to get a life-changing new bathroom — thanks to The Scottish Sun.

A MUM forced to wash her disabled son at an £80-a-night hotel is to get a life-changing new bathroom — thanks to The Scottish Sun.

June Monaghan bathed her lad Jonjo Murphy at a Premier Inn for seven months because social services refused to adapt her home.

But after we intervened this month, Glasgow City Council has pledged to fit a special shower unit in 17-year-old Jonjo’s room.

And June, 49, will get massage therapy for back pain caused by lifting her son, who has cerebral palsy.

The relieved ex-pub landlady — who also cares for brain-damaged hubby Robert, 51, at their home in the city’s Robroyston — said yesterday: “I’m very grateful to The Scottish Sun. Things are starting to happen.”

Making a difference for family carers

Guest Blog –Carol Munt

Travelled to Oxford today for the Thames Valley Mental Health, Dementia and Neurological Conditions Network Development Day.

There were some very good speakers from the voluntary sector in addition to those from the Health sector including Professor Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director.

I’m not sure how I feel about the objectives, I have an uncanny feeling that we’ve heard it all before under another guise.

App will help patients and carers

App offers NHS patients in Manchester the chance to digitally manage their care plans

Manchester’s Clinical Commissioning Groups have engaged creative agency and social enterprise SharpFutures to help deliver a tablet application to streamline budget planning for patients and carers. The project brings together The Sharp Project tenants TouchSoft Limited and social enterprise SharpFutures to create the free app designed to help those with long-term health care needs.

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