Monthly Archives: December 2013

Do you mean a carer or a care worker?

This week at work I got told off by the head honcho. During a conversation, I used the word “carer” to describe the person who will come in three times a day to assist my dad when he is discharged from hospital. I am a carer working for an organisation supporting unpaid carers, and I […]

It’s life Jim, but not as we know it!

For many, becoming a carer is like waking up on the Starship Enterprise. Everyone speaks the same language, and yet they all seem a little alien. The priorities you once had, the dreams and aspirations, the problems and worries, all shift. It’s difficult to feel sympathy for a friend who is worried about their child’s […]