I though I would just post an update of some of the highlights of Carers Week so far.
On Carewell we have already seen some interesting blogs from our members detailing some of the struggles of the caring responsibility. Greg Crowhurst uploaded a powerful piece of music he has produced which expresses the many difficulties he has faced.
We have received lots of great questions for Bupa's medical experts. I will be uploading their responses to these questions on Thursday and Friday so please keep an eye out!
The Guardian have had a lot of interesting content over the past few days, including:
A video with young carer Katie Woodley who explains why she finds it rewarding to live with and care for her Grandmother who has dementia.
A live discussion focusing on support for carers, in which members of the public could ask questions of a panel, including Carers UK's Madeleine Starr. You can still view the whole discussion.
An article focusing on the findings of the Carers Week survey on the health of carers. They focused on the figure that 40% of carers had put off receiving medical treatment because of the pressure of role.
Carers UK have been uploading lots of interesting content on their Facebook page. Including the winning entry of the Carers Week video challenge, by young carer Kelly Gallagher.
BBC News focused on the story of Tracey Sloane who cares for her son who has cerebral palsy. Tracey put off a cancer check up due to her busy caring responsibility, to later discover that she was suffering from the disease.
Let me know if you have seen any other interesting stories from around Carers Week which we can share with the forum.
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