Paying it forward

This is going to be one of my favourite type of posts – a stream of consciousness opinion piece.  If you don’t like those sort of posts, stop reading now, although if you’ve ever suffered with mental health issues it might just be worth persevering for  a few paragraphs till you see where I’m going with this. Last Friday on The Last Leg, Adam Hills announced an unofficial call to arms from viewers, saying “if you really need a hand with something, a meal cooked, a fence built, your garbage taken out once a week, tweet your request with the […]

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Focus on The Elderly Vulnerable and Disabled: When and How to Engage a Support Worker

Now that the winter months are upon us, it’s time to think about the impact on the elderly and vulnerable.  With the preponderance of food banks, the ubiquity of the ‘heating or eating dilemma, and the many other issues that come with a rapidly aging population, I think these are topics that really need to be discussed.  To that end, this is the first in a series of features about issues that effect the elderly and vulnerable, particularly in the winter months.  Today, I am tackling the issue of how to stay independent in your own home. As someone who […]

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The Changing Face of Fundraising: Walking Running Riding Wheeling – From Lands End to John O Groats | #Charity

What do a group of enthusiastic mums, an amputee cyclist, and an able bodied guy in a wheelchair have in common?  While this might sound like the start of a very bad joke, it is actually the start of a very inspiring story documenting the changing faces of fundraising.  Long gone are the days when we would sign a form and sponsor someone 10p to stay silent for the day, or go a month without washing their hair.  Raising money for good causes has become sophisticated, streamlined and media heavy.  This winning combination, plus 10’s of 1000’s of enthusiastic supporters […]

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Taking care of our relationship, our health, having fun and letting go – #motivationalmonday

It’s a late entry from me today – mostly because I have spent the whole day having a jolly good time. Both in the wake of Valentines day, and with our February caveat of treasuring those we love, J and I have been to a local spa for the day, where we swam, steamed and jacuzzi’d our cares away.  This is not an everyday thing for us, but I think it is really important for Mums and Dads (or Mums and new partners in the case of blended families, as in ours) to take time out and look after their […]

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