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Care homes for older people housing younger people, some with MS

The MS Society has discovered 3,000-plus people under the age of 65 living in care homes for older people. And that includes younger people with MS.
So, almost one in seven younger adults in UK residential care could be living in […]

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Health: Debate over best system will continue

There is no doubt that I prefer social healthcare. That means I support healthcare funded by countries, such as the UK and Spain, rather than needing to buy private health insurance, as in the US.
Now, that is not to say […]

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Care cuts put those in need at risk

Vulnerable people are at risk because social work budgets cuts make it impossible to prepare meaningful care packages. And that is besides cuts to the government’s welfare benefits.
It’s the job of social workers to assess what support someone needs to […]

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In Moscow for HSCT: Part 3 of Phoebe’s Story

Two weeks ago, I introduced you to Phoebe Scopes, the British woman who was the first international multiple sclerosis patient to receive hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in Moscow. Today, in part 3, Phoebe takes us with her to the […]

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Fear is real as benefit change countdown continues

  
Time marches on and the calendar pages turn ever closer towards the date when the UK’s Disabled Living Allowance (DLA) is phased out for working age people1 and replaced with Personal Independence Payment (PIP). DLA recipients who have not yet […]

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Showing we care

Not quite sure why but World Animal Day crept up on me; maybe it was the careful stealth of its approach – like a cat stalking its prey.
Anyway, here it is. Today, 4th October, is World Animal Day, chosen because […]

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Caring through love not duty

High above New York City on the viewing gallery of the Empire State Building.
To misquote a well-known Shakespearean saying about greatness: some people are born carers, some people learn to be carers while others have the role of a carer […]

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