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Connor Hardie

Health & Well-Being

Top Tips To Eat Healthy At Home

Making healthier choices is easier said than done, and with added stress and anxiety coming into lay with the uncertain time we are facing, it’s easy to switch your mindset and revert back to the old ways. To help keep you on the right track and stay motivated to continue eating healthy at home, we’ve put together some tips and advice to help. Omega 3 Is Super Important Fatty acids from the face of it may sound…

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Keep Fit At Home

In what are uncertain times, it can be hard to feel motivated to improve and get out, even exercise at home can seem a stretch too far when there’s so many distractions. But there’s plenty you can do in your home or in your garden that will make up for the fact you’re missing the gym or your usual routines. Luckily with the amount of technology at your disposal, you can access exercise and fitness apps instantly,…

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Money-Saving Tips

Carers Discounts Of The Month

We know things are uncertain. Routines are out the window and it’s hard to plan very far ahead. So we’re working with our partners to bring you a little relief with the day to day stuff. This month, we’ve highlighted 10 of the best discounts for carers, ranging form the essentials to a few home comforts to help make things a little easier. Asda – 12 month anytime delivery Morrisons – Morrisons Delivery Pass Size – 20%…

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Looking After Your Garden At Home

Celebrate National Gardening Week by making the most of the time in your garden. No matter how big or small your space may be, you can still get involved. From green fingered beginners to seasoned pros, gardening might just be what we all need right now. It can be a place of escape and a place to relax, your garden is unique to you. It’s possibilities can be limitless, from your own mini garden centre, to a…

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Tips For A Better Nights Sleep

Sleep and rest can have a massive effect on our overall health and not getting the right amount or struggling to sleep can leave you feeling fatigued, demotivated, not fresh and tired, which is why it’s important to understand the need for a good night’s rest. Being a carer, you’ll likely have faced disruptive sleep many times, whether it be because of long shifts, 24/7 care, general stress or a magnitude of other things that contribute to…

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Caring

Where Carers Can Find Financial Support

Looking after the day to day costs and trying to save as a carer can be difficult, especially for unpaid carers or for those working voluntary as carers. On Top of providing your own support for those who you care for, you find that you are in need of some extra support, even financially, and knowing what is available to you is important. If it’s there, why not take advantage of it? Can I Get A Carers…

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Being A Young Carer And How To Cope

Taking on such responsibility when being can be difficult to adjust to and can often be overwhelming. For many it is all they know and it’s part of the normal day-to-day, but there are those who have to cope with being a young carer out of the blue when issues arise. Whether caring for a family member or a friend, both come with equal responsibilities and with the same feeling of doubt as to whether it’s enough.…

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Finding The Right Care

When looking at the care options available to you, it can feel a little overwhelming trying to ensure which offers the best quality care and the truth is, it depends on the needs of the person requiring care. Reasons why you may now be looking for care can include something as simple as being less able to cope at home, or more serious health issues or even care triggered by hospitalisation. Permanent vs Temporary Care This reverts…

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How Carers Can Make The Most Of A Short Break

A short break for carers can provide that respite which is needed to refresh and re-calibrate, ready to continue doing the amazing job that all carers do. Often it can be difficult to find even a day to get away, let alone somewhere long distance or for long periods of time. Respite care gives carers the opportunity to take a break from caring, whilst the person they care for is looked after by somebody else. It also…

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Caring and Your Mental Health

Caring and your mental health

It’s important to remember that even when you’re struggling, you’re not alone. Many of us have our struggles and no matter how small or insignificant they seem, they’re all equally important to talk about. To help raise awareness on Time To Talk Day, we take a look at how mental health can affect carers and the ways in which you can improve your own mental health. 1. Coping with loneliness Loneliness isn’t in itself a mental health…

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