Category Archives: Carers

New Holt-based service offers home respite for dementia carers

23 April 2015

By karen bethell

Home visiting service volunteers Caroline Baker, Bob Chaplow and Pat Cox (front, from left) with (back, from left) Holt and District Dementia Support Group chairman Wendy Richley and home visiting service co-ordinator Eleanor Sidgwick. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A new respite service for carers of people with dementia

A new respite service for carers of people with dementia has been launched at Holt, following the success of a weekly drop-in support group opened last year in St Andrew’s Church meeting room.

It's so wrong.

Fat cats milk the NHS yet doctors like me have to turn away the sick to save cash

No doubt you read with anger and disbelief the Mail exposé of the astronomical salaries some NHS managers are being given. Anyone who pays into the NHS would feel the same.

Parkinson's sufferers can 'experience public rudeness'

A survey of 2,000 people with Parkinson’s has found that more than half have experienced rudeness or hostility from the public.

The charity Parkinson’s UK said being stared at, laughed at or mistaken for drunk left some sufferers feeling “intimidated” and “invisible”.