17 April 2015 – In a project spanning over four months, award-winning charity Create is working with young carers in Newham to explore their creativity through a range of artistic activities, from song writing to drama to printmaking. Young carers who attend Newham Carers Network – part of The Renewal Programme and Family Action Newham will experiment with these art forms under the guidance of Create’s professional artists as part of the charity’s extensive inspired:arts programme for young carers.

Disabled Leeds women reveal heartbreaking stories of sexual and physical abuse

17:44Wednesday 15 April 2015

The problems facing disabled women in accessing services for abuse victims.

“I was raped when I was just coming up to my 18th birthday and he physically and mentally abused me … it happened not just to me, it happened to three other people.”

Those are the disturbing words of a 48-year-old Leeds woman called Lucy, recounting her time at a college for people with learning difficulties in the 1980s.

When the carer has to be the cared for! Pt 2

Part 2 of my recovery from an operation

written by Carer JJ

Well i am now 6 weeks into my recovery.

i have been discharged by the hospital and can now do light housework though my normal activities are still on hold for another 6 weeks.

So how did we do?

well we limped over the finish line! Poor Susan limped more than us! She has recovered the use of her foot. Thank goodness for eldest daughter Sarah who came home from university for the holidays and helped no end. Sadly Fred used this as an excuse to go back to his usual activities of staying in his chair, sleeping and expecting to be waited on.