Carers

Dear Bug… When The Nights Are Long…

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    By Jessica Taylor-Bearman. My escapades with the change of drugs reached fever pitch three weeks ago, when I rang up the doctors with a blood pressure of 80/50….The dearest junior doctor had told me or more like made me promise that if my blood pressure went under 90/60, that I’d ring for an […]

New Way Of Monitoring Medicines Could Vastly Improve Lives Of People In Care Homes

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By Sue Jones and Mel Storey in The Conversation.   More than 50% of care home residents are being prescribed medicines that they do not need, or which do not properly address their health problems. Antipsychotics, for example, are often overused to treat the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. But this problem is not easy to remedy. The […]

The Care Home Fee Trap

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  By Paul Lewis in SAGA Magazine.   The fear of having to sell a home to pay for care is being exploited by commercial firms offering risky schemes to shelter homes from means-testing. Don’t fall for them. There are other, perfectly legitimate ways to preserve the value of a family home. When someone moves […]

York Carers Centre News

York Carers Centre

    Carers Rights Day Friday 30 November 2018 is Carers Rights Day; a national campaign to help carers know their rights and what help is available in their local community. This year we are pleased to be able to give carers the chance to meet and talk about their rights with York’s two MPs; […]

Ibiza: What It’s Like Raving In A Wheelchair On The Party Island

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  By Alex Taylor in BBC News. A year ago, I was told I would have to pay double to get into a nightclub in Ibiza. Why? I have cerebral palsy, a condition which affects mobility, and rely on a carer to help me on nights out – who also needed to pay the entry […]

Australia Needs Lasting Consensus On NDIS Funding

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  From Probono Australia.   People with disability, their families, carers and advocates deserve the certainty of a National Disability Insurance Scheme which is sustainable, writes Bruce Bonyhady. Australia urgently needs a lasting consensus on the funding of the NDIS which builds trust in the disability sector, confidence in the Australian community and sustainability of […]

York Carers Centre News

York Carers Centre

May Bank holiday We will not be open on Monday 7 or Monday 28 May. We will not be checking our answer machine or emails on these days. If you need urgent help when we are closed please contact the Emergency Duty Team on 01609 780780.   Job opportunity We are recruiting for a Sessional Carer […]

Chronic Illness Is A Rollercoaster Ride You Can Never Get Off

Sarah Wells

  By Sarah Wells in My Stripey Life.   I must admit this morning I’m having a bit of a meltdown. Schools again are causing me stress.  Different schools, different reasons, different children. I’m in the midst of hunting for a secondary school for my son and I am trying desperately hard to make to […]

Blue Badge Scheme

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  From Which ? Elderly Care.   If a person has a disability that affects their ability to walk, they may be entitled to a Blue Badge disabled-parking permit. In this guide, you’ll find information on: 1. What is the Blue Badge scheme? 2. Eligibility 3. How to apply 4. Blue Badge renewal 5. Using your Blue Badge What is […]

Mother Releases Pictures Of Dying Daughter Merryn Crofts To Prove That ME Is Real

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  By Richard Hartley-Parkinson in The Metro.   A mother has spoken out about seeing her daughter waste away from a condition that some medical professionals say does not exist. Merryn Crofts died 10 days after her 21st birthday weighing less than six stone.   Her mother Clare said that Merryn from Norden, Rochdale, had spent […]

Daughter Died Aged 21 After Illness Some Experts Don’t Believe Is Real Left Her Bed-Bound And Wasting Away

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  By Damon Wilkinson in The Mirror.   A young woman spent the last three years of her life bed-bound and in extreme pain as she wasted away from a disease some experts refuse to believe exists. Merryn Crofts weighed less than 6st when she died on May 23 last year, 10 days after she […]

Your Legal Rights To Accessible Transport

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  Equality Act 2010   The Equality Act 2010 replaced all previous equality legislation, including the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (DDA). It protects disabled people in all areas, including transport. Under the Act, transport providers have the duty to provide an accessible service and make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to offer the same standard of service to […]

55 Reasons Why NICE Must Recommend A Home Visiting, Biomedical Service, For People With Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

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  By Stonebird. People with Severe and Very Severe ME are not safe within the current health system; this is not an exhaustive list by any means : 1. It is virtually impossible for the most severely affected to travel to a clinic or a hospital. 2. It is extremely difficult to find a knowledgeable […]

Wheelchair Users In UK To Be Given Enhanced Rights For Bus Travel

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  By Owen Bowcott in The Guardian.   Wheelchair users are to be given enhanced rights for bus travel, the government has announced, after a landmark supreme court judgment. The transport minister, Nusrat Ghani, has promised to improve access to spaces on vehicles that are intended to be reserved for disabled passengers. The decision follows the legal victory last […]

Cooking With A Physical Disability

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  By Emily Han in @Kitchen.   For those with a permanent or temporary physical disability involving mobility impairment, cooking can present challenges as well as opportunities for creative problem solving. Not all disabilities or people are the same, but some of the common issues include limitations in standing, reaching, or using one side of […]

Why The Annual Winter Health Crisis Could Be Solved In Homes, Not Hospitals

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  By Richard Morris in The Conversation.   As winter continues, so does the usual soul searching about the state of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS). Images of ambulances backing up outside emergency departments and patients lying on trolleys in corridors haunt politicians and the public alike. Demand on the NHS, which is always […]

Care And Support For Older People

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If you’re looking for advice about how you can get care and support for yourself or someone else, our guides can provide the answers. If you need more help or your situation is urgent, call our Freephone Helpline on 0800 319 6789 to arrange to speak to an adviser. As you get older, your care and support […]

Government To Review 1.6M Disability Benefit Claims After High Court Ruling On ‘Blatantly Discriminatory’ System

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  By Chris Baynes in The Independent.   The Government is to review 1.6 million disability benefit claims after the High Court ruled the system was “blatantly discriminatory” against people with mental health problems. Every personal independence payment (PIP) claimant is to be reassessed, with about 220,000 people in line to receive higher allowances, after ministers decided […]

Flu Jab: All You Need To Know About The Vaccination And The Illness

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From iNews. Headlines about this season’s flu outbreak make for alarming reading. Considered to be the worst flu season since 2011, as many as 120 people have died in the UK. There is also concern about Aussie flu – the H3N2 strain – taking grip of the UK as it has in Australia. It is one […]

Mapping Our Community

York Centre for Voluntary Service

  From York CVS.   In 2017 York’s Health and Wellbeing Board launched an ambitious Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, running till 2022. This effects all of us, living and working here. It has four key elements: mental health and wellbeing, starting and growing well, living and working well, ageing well. In 2018 we’ll be working […]

Get Wise To Flying With A Disablity

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  From British Healthcare Trades Association.   Planning a holiday or travel as a disabled person or with a disabled family member can seem challenging. The question asked when it comes to offering travel options for people with disabilities or injuries is ‘how can travel change to positively benefit people’s lives and increase their independence?’ […]

Doctor’s Visit Symptom Checklist

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  From Phoenix Rising.   Dr. Katrina Berne, a clinical psychologist and author who specializes in ME/CFS & fibromyalgia, has developed a comprehensive symptom checklist she advises her patients to complete and take to their doctors. This form should be updated every few months to document your symptoms and your progress. It’s especially helpful in […]

Ministers Back Down In Legal Battle Over Disability Benefits

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From BBC News.   Ministers have backed down in a row over paying higher disability benefits to 164,000 people by saying they will not contest a High Court decision. Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey said she would not appeal December’s judgement over payments to people with mental health conditions. Ministers had sought to limit […]

Disability Benefit Claimants Not Being Paid Enough To Live On, Campaigners Warn

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  By The Press Association, published by MailOnline.   Some 60% of people claiming the main long-term sickness benefit believe the amount of money they get is not enough to live on, according to a major new survey. Labour called the findings from Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants “a damning indictment of the Government’s […]

How Disabled People Care For Each Other When Doctors Can’t

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  By David M Perry in Pacific Standard.   In her new film Unrest, Jennifer Brea offers a groundbreaking look at the power of community where medicine falls short. When Jennifer Brea was 28 years old, she got sick and spiked a fever of 104.7 degrees. The fever went down, but soon she found herself […]

Disabilities Are Not Always Obvious. Don’t Judge Us Without Knowing The Full Story

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  By Nia Sims in The Guardian.   Too many of my friends have told me of being abused by strangers when using an accessible (or “disabled”) parking space. Sometimes there is a note left under the windscreen wiper – “you should be ashamed of yourself, I saw you and there’s nothing wrong with you. […]

Americans With Disabilities Face Too Many Bumps In The Road

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  From 1800wheelchair.com.   Our survey of Americans with disabilities revealed that: 28% encounter a barrier to a building, transportation or service once a week 20% encounter a barrier at least once a day 36% live in a home that is not wheelchair accessible; of this group: 70% have steps leading into the home 51% […]

Atos Nurse Continues PIP Assessment While Claimant Has ‘Grand Mal’ Epilepsy Seizures

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  By John Pring in Disability News Service.   A nurse carrying out a disability benefit assessment fired questions at a disabled man’s wife while her husband was in the middle of a severe and prolonged series of epileptic seizures just a few feet away. Daniel Marshall, from Dorset, had only been able to answer […]

Disabled Woman Says Stansted Airport Refused To Offer Her Help Because She ‘Didn’t Look Ill’

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  By Julia Buckley in The Independent.   A disabled passenger has branded Stansted Airport staff “disgusting” after she was denied assistance because she “didn’t look disabled”. Nathalie Allport-Grantham, 23, was flying to Nice with Ryanair on 31 December when a member of staff refused her the assistance she had confirmed ahead of her flight. She had […]

Review Of Wellbeing And Prevention Services

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  From North Yorkshire Partnerships.   Wellbeing and Prevention consultation – Proposals for future investment into support North Yorkshire County Council’s Health and Adult Services is currently holding a consultation on proposals for best use of the available investment in community-based support, to help adults in North Yorkshire stay well and independent in their local […]

High Street Chains Exposed On Trip Out With Disabled Person

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By Rhiannon Mills, Sky Correspondent. We go shopping with Will, who was paralysed in a terror attack, and witness the problems disabled shoppers face. A charity has warned that disabled people are being let down by high street retailers – and Sky News witnessed the problems they face first-hand during a shopping trip with a […]

Review Of Wellbeing And Prevention Services

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    From North Yorkshire Partnerships.   Wellbeing and Prevention consultation – Proposals for future investment into support North Yorkshire County Council’s Health and Adult Services is currently holding a consultation on proposals for best use of the available investment in community-based support, to help adults in North Yorkshire stay well and independent in their […]

York CVS Bulletin

York Centre for Voluntary Service

    York CVS offices and the Priory Street Centre will close on Friday 22 December 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!   To read the full bulletin listing future activities, click on the link below:   Link to York CVS Bulletin

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