1. Call to recognise unpaid carers throughout the UK

    Call to recognise unpaid carers throughout the UK

    This week, The Guardian gave a voice to unpaid carer Shereen, who eloquently voices how unpaid carers in the UK, isolated even before lockdown, are now invisible.

  2. Good to Know

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    1. "Hello" from Alison Cram our Blogger from Scotland

      A really eventful life as an unpaid carer, sharing her experiences.

    2. Unpaid carers – the hidden heroes in lockdown

      Unpaid carers – the hidden heroes in lockdown

      As soon as the lockdown began, many families found they were suddenly spending a lot more time caring for loved ones. Due to the pandemic, professional carers across the country have had to reduce the number of visits they make. This has left many vulnerable people without the support they need, and forced unpaid carers to put their lives on hold to provide the help that’s so urgently required.

    3. ‘Good to Know’ tools for supporting children with sensory processing issues whilst home-schooling

      ‘Good to Know’ tools for supporting children with sensory processing issues whilst home-schooling

      In this guest article, Kim Griffin, founder of online children’s occupational therapy solutions provider Griffin Occupational Therapy, shares advice on and links to proven tools for home schooling children with ADHD, autism, dyspraxia and other Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD).

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  4. Health and Wellbeing

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    1. Emotional support for unpaid carers – from podcasts to virtual cuppas

      Emotional support for unpaid carers – from podcasts to virtual cuppas

      Caring for a loved one can be incredibly rewarding. However, as all carers will know, it can be draining, emotionally charged and challenging too. Due to the current pandemic, carers are all too often going without the help and support they need.

    2. Knitting Saved My Life!

      Knitting Saved My Life!

      I’ve been a knitter for almost as long as I can remember. I can only have been about four or five when Mum taught me how to knit squares to make into blankets. Well, they were supposed to be squares – mine were a little, er, wonkier than that.

    3. How Low Mood And Depression Can Impact Our Lives

      How Low Mood And Depression Can Impact Our Lives

      Peter discusses how low mood and depression can impact our lives and breaking the cycle.

  5. Quick Food

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    1. Avocado with poached egg

      Avocado with poached egg

      A deliciously creamy meal that is rich in protein and healthy fatty acids.

    2. Chocolate Brownie

      Chocolate Brownie

      A quick and easy dessert to indulge on. Great on its own or with ice cream.

    3. Gluten free banana bread

      Gluten free banana bread

      Banana bread has been one of the big winners of lockdown, with millions of people across the country baking this fruity treat. If you can’t find flour, you can still make this isolation staple by swapping normal self-raising for almond flour.

    4. Lemon posset

    5. Harissa Chicken

    6. Mocktails